High-flyers at Grant Thornton Milton Keynes take to the skies for charity skydive

The Grant Thornton Milton Keynes skydive
The Grant Thornton Milton Keynes skydive

A team at the Milton Keynes office of financial and business advisers Grant Thornton has reached new heights after taking part in a tandem skydive to raise £3,000 for local charity MK Snap.

Twenty volunteers, including Grant Thornton Partner Jeremy Read, have so far raised more than two thirds of their £3k target through the sponsored jump which took place at the Hinton Skydive Centre near Brackley.

The money raised for MK Snap will help to improve the lives of local people with disabilities and learning difficulties.

Sally Cooper, who organised the skydive, said: “When it came to the jump we were all absolutely terrified but it was a once in a lifetime experience and we’re really glad we made the leap.

“We chose a skydive to raise the money because we wanted to push ourselves and try something different – although a few people took some convincing!”

The Grant Thornton Milton Keynes office has been raising money for MK Snap since September last year after visiting the organisation and seeing first-hand the valuable work they do.

Jeremy Read said: “The skydive was a fantastic team building experience and it was great to see such a large number of Grant Thornton people taking part to raise money for this important cause.

“MK Snap is a passionate organisation that makes a lasting and positive impact on the people it supports. The charity has great vision and ambitious plans to expand its learning programmes and I am very proud of the support we have provided so far this year.

We plan to raise even more money for the charity in the coming months.”

The Grant Thornton team’s Virgin Money Giving page is open until July 13 for donations http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GTMK-Fundraising