Colleagues From the Midcounties Co-operative Take to the Skies
Published 12 Oct 2021 in Community
Six colleagues from Your Co-op Food stores across the Forest of Dean region have taken to the skies to raise money for Gloucestershire Young Carers.
The team’s skydive took place on Sunday 10th October at Salisbury airfield, where the team reached heights of 13,500ft before parachuting down.
The team have raised £3,200 between them for Gloucestershire Young Carers, a charity that works with and for children and young people aged 8 to 24 who have caring responsibilities at home.
Sally Gillespie, development manager, at Gloucestershire Young Carers said: “We are blown away by the generosity and braveness of The Midcounties Co-operative colleagues who got involved in the skydive, but also to those who have donated to the fundraiser too.
The donations will go such a long way to helping all those that we work with, and we really are touched by the kindness everyone has shown.”
Chris Chandler, regional community ambassador of The Midcounties Co-operative said: “As a Society, we are committed to supporting young people, including groups like Gloucestershire Young Carers, who play such a vital role in the local community.
We hope the funds raised are able to go a small way in helping them continue with what they do, especially with how difficult the past year has been for everyone.”
The Midcounties Co-operative is one of the largest independent UK co-operatives and is fully owned by its members. All members have a say in how the Society is run, including the work it does to support local communities in partnership with local volunteers and community groups, as well as exclusive member offers.
For more information on becoming a member of The Midcounties Co-operative, please visit the website or to make a donation towards the team’s fundraising efforts for Gloucestershire Young Carers, visit their fundraising page.