If you look to the skies over Salisbury Plain on the 21st September you might just see a number of intrepid (or some might say totally bonkers) members of the BECG team throwing themselves out of a plane at 13,000 ft.
Thankfully they will each be attached to an experienced tandem skydive instructor from Skydive Netheravon, all to raise money for one of BECG’s charity partners, The Brain Tumour Charity.
After freefalling for around 40 seconds at speeds of around 120 miles per hour, their parachutes will open (we hope) and they will take around 5 minutes to gently descend back down to earth at a more leisurely pace.
Priya Shah, Sarah Wardle, Geoffrey Gaisie, Amy McNeill, James Bird, Matt Crisp, Alex Smith, James Atterbury and Adam Roberts will be making the jump, led by Associate Director, Krystian Groom, an experienced skydiver with over 800 jumps under his belt.
”I’ve seen just how much can be raised for great causes through skydiving and it’s brilliant that a group of BECG-ers wants to be a part of it." said Krystian, "And I can’t pretend I’m not looking forward to jumping out alongside a couple of my colleagues to watch their faces in freefall.”
BECG is partnering with The Brain Tumour Charity this year as one of two chosen company charities. The charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. They fund pioneering research to increase survival rates, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve their quality of life.
Brain tumours currently kill more children and young people under 40 than any other cancer, and here in the UK research into treatments is woefully underfunded, meaning treatment options that increase rates of survival or quality of life are limited. Over the next five years, more than 46,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with a brain tumour. Around 25,000 of these people will die.
If you would like to support the BECG team and help raise much needed funds for The Brain Tumour Charity please visit their Just Giving page.
And if any clients, colleagues or fellow consultants would like to take part on the day, let us know and you’re more than welcome!
If you’ve any questions or would like further information, contact Krystian on 01962 893893 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.