A brave Planning Director from Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West has raised an impressive £800 after taking part in a sponsored parachute jump for the developer’s Charity of the Year Room at the Inn.
Andrew Taylor (51) jumped from 15,000ft with Black Knights Parachute School near Lancaster, and has raised over £800 so far, with money still being donated.
Room at the Inn provides daytime support and information services for vulnerable and homeless people in Warrington to help improve their quality of life. Room at the Inn also provides 10 beds, food, warmth, help with reading and writing, grief management, empathy and encouragement to get people back on their feet.
Andrew said: “I am delighted to be able to raise so much money for our charity by doing these events. The sky dive was incredible, particularly the full minute of freefall!
“As a leading housebuilder we understand the importance of supporting charities and communities and strive to give back wherever we can by hosting sponsored activities such as this.”
As part of the homebuilder’s bid to raise money for Room at the Inn this year, Andrew also abseiled down Peel Tower in June, along with his daughter, and is taking part in the Sleep Out in Warrington later this month.
The Sleep Out will take place in the garden of the Friend’s Meeting House on Academy Street and aims to replicate the experience that homeless people go through each night, when sleeping on the streets.
Staff across the division will be taking part in the Sleep Out to fundraise for the Room at the Inn, and the money raised will help towards providing daytime services to homeless and vulnerable people.
Lynton Dudgeon, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West, said: “I am very proud of the staff here at Barratt and David Wilson for the hard work that they have all put in to fundraise for such a worthy charity.”