On Sunday 20th March, 7 members of staff from Clapham & Collinge Solicitors took part in an exhilarating 13,000ft skydive, all in support of Leeway Domestic Abuse Services. Louis Hilldrup-Boorman (Marketing Manager), Caroline Mitchell (Solicitor), Kerri-Anne Peachment (Trainee Solicitor), Will Bond (Paralegal), Jenny Nash (Solicitor), Kate Melton (Paralegal) and Emerald Priscott (Paralegal) all took part in the parachute jump at Beccles Airport with UK Parachuting, raising £1750 for Leeway Domestic Abuse Services.
It was an early start to the day (especially for a Sunday!) with jumps taking place throughout the morning from 8:30am onwards. Upon arrival, each participant was kitted out in their skydiving gear and received a full briefing on what to expect during the jump. There was great support from family and friends, with each skydiver receiving a glass of bubbly and a certificate once they had completed their jump.
Leeway is a local charity working in Norfolk and Suffolk, supporting adults, children and young people, who are experiencing domestic abuse. Leeway's range of specialist services, support over 8,000 clients every year and include a telephone helpline, safe refuge accommodation and outreach support in the community. Louis Hilldrup-Boorman, Marketing Manager at Clapham & Collinge said ''Domestic Abuse will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime. Leeway charity offers our community a unique, specialised confidential service and it's incredibly important to support the delivery of these services. We're extremely proud to have raised £1750 for Leeway Domestic Abuse Services.''
Chief Executive of Leeway Domestic Abuse Services, Mandy Proctor, added: "The support for the skydive has been amazing. A total of 22 people joined in and alongside the staff from Clapham & Collinge we had 8 people from the Queen's Dragoon Guards based at Swanton Morley as well as Leeway supporters, volunteers and staff and we are so grateful for everyone's support. The demand for Leeway's services is growing each year and money raised from events such as this helps us to continue to support people who need our help"