Sky high charity campaign as £1,000 effort stepped up

Paul Goodwin who works for Amazon in Doncaster, took part in a sponsored skydive

Paul Goodwin who works for Amazon in Doncaster, took part in a sponsored skydive

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A daredevil team from Amazon’s fulfilment centre in Doncaster took to the skies to raise money for Cancer Research UK with a tandem skydive.

The skydive, which took place at Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire saw a team of four staff from Amazon in Doncaster soar to 15,000 feet before making the leap of faith to raise money for Cancer Research UK, one of Amazon’s national charity partners.

The team of skydivers included Fiona Twinning, Amazon area manager, Michael Holland, area manager, Troy Thompson, team lead and Paul Goodwin, health and safety Ccoordinator.

The daredevils raised over £550 for their jump and fundraising efforts are now continuing at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Doncaster.

The team hopes to raise up to £1,000 for Cancer Research UK in the coming weeks.

After a safe landing, Paul, who organised the jump, said: “Amazon’s Doncaster charity committee regularly helps local good causes and as part of this support, we decided to do the skydive to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

“It’s not every day you jump out of a plane at 15,000 feet and reach speeds of over 120mph but it was all worth it for such a great cause. Everyone at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Doncaster was cheering us on and I’d like to thank all the staff for their donations and support.”

Donations to Cancer Research UK can be made online via the team’s website at https://www.justgiving.com/teamaskydive

Amazon supports a wide range of local and national charities, including In Kind Direct - a charity which distributes goods from manufacturers and retailers to charities working in the UK and abroad.

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