Staff in skydive for siblings
A CHARITY which supports two terminallyill children has been given a boost by kindhearted staff at two businesses.
Employees at Speedy Dox and Cheshire Recruitment, based in Macclesfield, have pledged to raise £2,000 for Ollie’s Army.
The charity supports young Ollie and Amelia Carroll, from Poynton, who have Late Infantile Batten Disease, which has no cure.
Victims can lose their speech, mobility and eyesight, and many do not survive past the age of 12.
The two companies are owned by entrepreneur Gary Wood, 32, whose son Henry goes to the same school at Ollie.
Gary, who also lives in Poynton with his wife and two children, was inspired by the Carroll’s story and asked his staff to help.
He said: “I called a meeting and showed them the Ollie’s Army website and they were in tears. It’s a horrendous thing they are going through and we all want to help.”
The fundraising started this month with a skydive featuring Lizzy Burgess, who works in finance, and James Griffiths, a recruitment consultant.
Other staff at the two companies, including operations manager Aggi Kokkinos, plan to take the leap in August.
So far the team have raised £900 for Ollie’s Army and with other fundraising events planned, including a sponsored leg shave featuring Aggi, they aim to reach £2,000 by the end of the year.