Factory workers to take a dive for diabetes charity

Green Core  work colleagues are doing a skydive on July 7 for Diabetes UK and Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance: Mandy Wright, Lizzie Digby, Nicola Turner, Ken Williams, Tracy Payne, Hazel Alles, Sheryl Bullock, Steph Thompson

Green Core work colleagues are doing a skydive on July 7 for Diabetes UK and Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance: Mandy Wright, Lizzie Digby, Nicola Turner, Ken Williams, Tracy Payne, Hazel Alles, Sheryl Bullock, Steph Thompson

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A TEAM of 14 work colleagues are preparing for the experience of a lifetime when they take part in a skydive for charity.

The group, who mainly work in the offices at Greencore food factory in Pinchbeck, will jump out of an aeroplane on July 7 to raise money for Diabetes UK and Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Two of the team, Steph Thompson and Ken Williams, roped the others in to take part in the daring deed after coming up with the idea after a few drinks at a Christmas night out.

Steph said: “I woke up the next morning and remembered we had agreed to do this thing and it was a case of ‘Oh, my God, what have we done?’

“I am totally petrified. I don’t like heights and I keep looking up and the sky and just going ‘eek’.

“But the two charities are really good causes so we are determined to go ahead and raise as much money as we can.”

The brave team of volunteers decided to raise money for the air ambulance because, they say, you never know when you will need it.

But the reason for choosing Diabetes UK is much more personal, as one of the team lost a daughter to diabetes.

Steph added: “The charity does a lot of work for people with diabetes so we wanted to give something back.”

The team has just received confirmation it can hold a tombola on Spalding market on Saturday to start the fundraising ball rolling.

To pledge your support and make a donation visit the team’s fundraising page at http:/uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/crazy.fliers