Chris Baker, the Financial Director of award winning medical recruitment consultancy Primary Care Professionals, has chosen to support the company’s charity of the year 2017, Teenage Cancer Trust, by signing up to do his first ever 10,000ft sky dive, which he completed on Saturday November 19th at 10am.
Primary Care Professionals raised over £6,000 in the last year for Sense, the deaf/blind and sensory impaired charity for children and adults. They are aiming to raise even more over the next twelve months for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Chris says “It was a bizarre spur of the moment decision a couple of Saturdays ago to do a skydive, which was one of the most extraordinary and exciting experiences of my entire life. It’s something that’s always appealed to me and after our first meeting with Teenage Cancer Trust I wanted to do something immediately to show our wholehearted support.
“It was a massive personal challenge for me to do a skydive, especially as my life is already so busy, running a successful business and enjoying time with my partner and our four boys. Teenage Cancer Trust is an extraordinary charity. Around seven young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK. They need expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’ Teenage Cancer Trust, which was set up by Roger Daltrey, lead singer with rock megastars The Who, is the only charity dedicated to making this happen.
“These teenagers have so such courage when faced with a serious life threatening illness at an age when they can fully understand the implications and the treatment that they have to endure.
“I let my family and friends know about this on Monday morning and set up my justgiving site. I’ve already raised £400 in three days and my target is £750 but it would be fantastic to raise even more money for the charity from my skydive. I did my best and if I showed just a tiny percentage of the courage that is displayed by teenagers with cancer I’ll be delighted with my jump.”
Stef Allen, the Corporate Account Manager at the Teenage Cancer Trust says “We so appreciate the efforts of our corporate partners such as Primary Care Professionals whose support means that we can do our vital work with teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer.
“We have literally only just met Primary Care Professionals so we are completely inspired by their enthusiasm to get up and go – or in Chris’ case fly up and jump! – on our behalf. We can’t thank companies like Primary Care Professionals enough for their generosity and the help they give us to provide the services that our teenagers need
If you’d like to make a donation to Teenage Cancer Trust and help Chris to reach his skydive target here’s the link. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Chris-Baker-Skydive