A BRAVE businessman overcame a fear of heights to raise £5,000 for charity.
Glenn Ackroyd, who manages property purchasing company A Quick Sale in Huddersfield, joined six colleagues for a 10,000ft tandem skydive for the firm’s chosen charity, Crisis.
Said Glenn: “We started raising funds for Crisis in May this year. As a company, we have already donated £30,000. A group of us wanted to do something that would really challenge us at the same time as raising lots more cash for Crisis.
“Jumping out of a moving plane at 10,000ft is no mean feat and I’m proud of all the team. It was extremely nerve wracking – and there were a few green-looking faces – but we’re committed to raising funds for Crisis and having a bit of fun along the way.”
Joining Glenn were his wife Jayne and colleagues Lorna Wilkinson, Mel Peacock and Anecia Jagpal from A Quick Sale’s head office in York; managing director Richard Watters; and Jane Straughton, manager of A Quick Sale in Cumbria.
Crisis helps homeless people find permanent accommodation and offers education and training, housing advice and emotional support to give them the chance to rebuild their social and practical skills.