A team from the Hamstead pub in Birmingham is calling for donations as they prepare to skydive in the name of charity. They will be holding two fundraising events, before jumping 10,000 feet from a plane to raise funds for Dogs for Good, an innovative charity which uses dogs to help people overcome specific challenges.
Leah Bowen, Deputy Manager, Tara Logan, Team Leader, and local customer, Matt Fitzpatrick, will spend the next few months fundraising for the charity ahead of the jump which will take place at Hinton Airfield in Steane on May 4.
The first fundraising event is a Table Top Sale with a range of Mother’s Day gifts provided by local businesses, which takes place at 5:30pm on Tuesday March 26. Each of the contributing businesses will donate to the charity and customers will also be encouraged to give generously.
Then on Saturday March 30, from 9pm, the pub will host a fundraising disco and raffle fronted by DJ and regular customer Ken Savage. Prizes donated by local football clubs include West Bromwich Albion and Walsall signed footballs, as well as a range of items provided by local businesses in Birmingham.
So far the team has been able to raise £1,400 but they are aiming for a total of £3,000.
Leah Bowen said: “After spending time with some of the puppies from Dogs for Good my heart just melted. I can’t wait to take part in the skydive while also raising money for Dogs for Good, a charity which has changed so many lives for the better. The whole team is proud to help support them and we would love our customers to get involved and help us raise as much money as possible.”