It was a crisp September morning when the 10 strong team of C T Baker Group led by MD Michael Baker were all in the hanger of UK Parachuting lying on their tummies with their arms and legs in the air trying to make a shape of a banana. You ask yourself what on earth possessed them to do this; surely there were better things to do at 8am on a non-working day! But the reason is quite simply – these brave folks were preparing to do a tandem skydive. In less than an hour they were scheduled to jump out of the plane at 13,000ft, free fall for 8,000ft in around 40 seconds at speeds of around 200mph when the parachute would open before descending to the safety of the ground to raise funds for the Big C – Norfolk and Waveney own cancer charity. A further two members of the C T Baker team jumped at the beginning of October.
The team were delighted with the fundraising support they received from family and friends and also the generous support from suppliers to the group businesses. Together through their efforts they were able to present a cheque to Daniel Williams, CEO and Diane Northway of Big C for £15,289.67.
Michael Baker commented that he was extremely proud of the team from the business who volunteered to jump and raised this truly amazing amount of money which will go to support families in Norfolk who are or have been affected by cancer.
In addition to the money raised from the skydive, supporters of the Group and employees have raised further funds via tombola’s, collections and raffles.