Banner Jones employees Sara Patel and Stacey Lee-Davenport jumped from 15,000 feet to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, a registered charity that invests in vital research into dementia care, cause, cure and prevention.
The duo raised over £1450 for the charity while falling at 120 mph in the fundraising tandem skydive at Langar Airfield in Nottingham.
The multi-award-winning law firm, which offers tailored no-nonsense legal advice across the Midlands and Yorkshire, has a longstanding fundraising relationship with Alzheimer’s Society, having previously raised thousands through participation in an ultra-marathon.
Sara Patel, Paralegal in the Employment Law team at Banner Jones, said: “The Skydive was an amazing experience in aid of a very important charity, and it was an honour to contribute to the work of Alzheimer’s Society to help support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow.
Stacey Lee-Davenport, Solicitor in the Residential Property team at Banner Jones, said: “It was a really tough challenge, but I’d like to thank everyone who so generously donated for their support.”
Nicola Harkness, Community Fundraiser for South Yorkshire at Alzheimer’s Society, added: “Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain and can happen to anyone – there are currently 850,000 people living with the condition in the UK.
“Support that businesses and individuals provide through campaigns such as this is absolutely crucial in the fight against dementia as this can help fund new research into dementia and support for those currently living with the condition. Alzheimer’s Society has recently united against dementia with Alzheimer’s Research UK to fund the UK’s first ever Dementia Research Institute.
“We have a long standing relationship with Banner Jones and are so grateful that they continue to support our work with their impressive fundraising efforts – it makes an amazing difference to the lives of so many, both the people that are affected by the disease and those closest to them.”