Workers take to the skies for charity

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Workers took to the skies to raise money for the Shooting Star Children's Hospice.

On July 18, 15 members of staff from Badger Holdings took to Weston Airfield near Bicester in Oxfordshire to take part in a skydive in aid of the hospice, company’s chosen charity.

And Janet Tully, group HR director at Badger Holdings, said the day raised more than £3,000 for the charity.

"The day was a great success and all those that jumped loved the experience with many wanting to jump again immediately afterwards, including one employee who was petrified of heights," she said.

"Events such as these give staff the chance to come together outside of the work environment and do things they might otherwise never get the opportunity to do at the same time as raising money for a truly worthy cause."

Volunteers were harnessed to a professional as they fell through the air for over a mile travelling at 120mph and then continued to parachute a further mile until they reached the ground.

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