Local pet charity Blue Cross is calling out to brave animal lovers to take part in a mass skydive fundraising event on Saturday 19 September to help raise money for pets in need.
The charity in Walton, Felixstowe is looking for 50 intrepid Suffolk residents to take the plunge for abandoned and homeless pets by jumping over 10,000 feet from a plane from Beccles Airfield.
Registration costs £70 and those taking part are asked to raise a minimum of £325. All money raised from the event will go towards the charity’s new rehoming centre which is being built in Wherstead, Ipswich.
The Blue Cross rehoming centre in Felixstowe cares for around 400 homeless and abandoned dogs and cats every year, but the new rehoming centre means the charity will be able to double the number of pets it can help.
Andrew Gillon, Blue Cross rehoming centre Manager says: “Our new centre will be purpose built and will give the pets that come into our care more space and comfort while they wait for new homes. The people of Suffolk have been wonderful in supporting our new centre but we hope this skydive event will help us raise even more money for pets that need our help.”
Susie Winship, 29, from Felixstowe who is a receptionist at Blue Cross, is taking part in the skydive event. She says: “I work at Blue Cross and see first-hand the wonderful work they do to help pets. I’ve always wanted to skydive so this seemed like the perfect opportunity!”
To find out more and register visit, contact the Blue Cross fundraising team on 0300 777 1974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.bluecross.org.uk/suffolkproject.