Thirteen turned out to be a lucky number for cancer counselling charity We Hear You )WHY), when a group of supporters took on a skydive and raised £8,491.50. James Weller (pictured), jumped from 15,000 feet as part of his employer Thatcher and Hallam Solicitors’ partnership with WHY, and is also running the 40th anniversary Bath Half Marathon for the charity in October.
Fundraising Officer Helen White said “It’s been a while since we’ve had such a large group of skydivers and it felt like a very welcome return to normality for community fundraising. Of course, for the skydivers themselves, the day was far from normal! We applaud their courage and would like to say a HUGE thank you to them for raising such a fantastic amount of money: the equivalent of 193 counselling sessions for someone affected or bereaved by cancer. Special mention to Thatcher and Hallam Solicitors for their brilliant support since choosing WHY as their charity partner earlier this year – they’ve helped out at events, donated lots of wine to improve the odds at a water or wine stall and James has really stepped up to the mark with not one, but two tough challenges, raising £1,040 of his £1,500 target, with two months to go!”
To find out more about Thatcher and Hallam, visit https://th-law.co.uk/. To sponsor James for Bath Half Maraton, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-weller6.
(photo: James Weller on the tandem skydive with a GoSkydive instructor)