The sky is the limit for Paul and staff from Sainsbury’s

Staff from Sainsbury's in Spalding are set for a sponsored skydive in a aid of charity. Photo: SG010415-108TW
Staff from Sainsbury's in Spalding are set for a sponsored skydive in a aid of charity. Photo: SG010415-108TW

A sponsored skydive will be raising money for charity.

Sainsbury’s store manager Paul Bryan along with nine other colleagues will be jumping out of a plane from Chatteris Airfield, the North London Skydive Centre in Cambridgeshire on May 17.

We really want to give Anna’s Hope £10,000 by the end of the year.

Sales assistant Sue Williams

Paul’s team are James Quinn, Justin Abraham, Nicola Masson, Sam Elener, Shane Latraille, Stuart Boswell, Sophie Cummins, Kim Mahon and Chloe Bryan.

They will be jumping from heights of 13,000 feet with a freefall of up to 40 seconds and reaching speeds of 120mph.

People have been donating to see them jump out of the plane for the skydive, or just as likely to see them pushed!

The team are aiming to raise £3,000 for this event and achieved raising £1,000 in just ten days. Already this year Sainsbury’s have given £7,000 to Anna’s Hope through various fundraising events.

Sales assistant and trustee for the charity Sue Williams said: “We really want to give Anna’s Hope £10,000 by the end of the year.

“These last few days have been about raising the profile of the skydive but already we’ve received so much. Not only our customers, but the people of Spalding are so supportive and the charity just can’t get over it.”

Anna’s Hope is a Stamford-based charity that provides rehabilitation to children in this region, who have suffered a brain tumour or who have had brain surgery, during and after their treatment to help them reach their full potential.

Anna’s Hope was inspired by Anna Olivia Hughes, who died from a brain tumour in 2006 aged only three years and eight months. It was set up by her parents Rob and Carole Hughes.

Anyone who wishes to support Paul and his team for this good cause can visit www.justgiving.com/Paul-Bryan9/ and donate.