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24th March 2017
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Big hearts at Hansgrohe: charity skydive for Neuroblastoma
Hansgrohe customer service representative, Lindsey Nevin, took to the skies last month to raise money for two year old Ruby Laura Young - the granddaughter of one of Lindsey's colleagues and battling with the aggressive childhood cancer Neuroblastoma.
Ruby's Granddad, Steve Jay, is a technical manager at Hansgrohe and should have taken part in the skydive himself, but unfortunately suffered a heart attack. Recovering well - but not quite fit enough to leap from an aeroplane - he was helped out by colleagues, five of whom put their names forward to take his place.
Lindsey was the heroine of the hour and at 08.30 at an airfield in Headcorn near Maidstone, readied for take-off. She was one of a team of 11 of Ruby's family and friends who formed the skydive team which is hoping to raise £5,000 from the jump. Already, over £3,000 is in the coffers.
"I was incredibly nervous but also really excited to be taking part in the skydive," she says. "It is for an amazing cause and was a great experience."
Ruby's family has already raised over £236,000 for the cancer's charity NCCA UK to help Ruby and other children like her, to undertake expensive treatment. The charity also sponsors research and promotes education and awareness of neuroblastoma.
15th May 2015