FOUR brave employees of a global oil services firm will jump out of a plane at the weekend – from 10,000ft.
Kevin Anderson, Simon Monaghan, David Marshall and Alistair Love, who work at the Aberdeen branch of Aker Solutions, are taking part in the skydive to raise money for type 1 diabetes research.
They will undertake the adrenalin-fuelled challenge at Errol Airfield in Perthshire on Sunday in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Mr Anderson, of the firm’s UK well-service business, said: “It’s great to know that any amount of money we manage to raise will help the charity fund more vital research into finding the cure for type 1 diabetes. We thought about different ways to raise money, but skydiving was without a doubt the most exciting – if not the most daunting.”
This is the latest event in the company’s longstanding partnership with the charity.
The team hopes to make £1,000 to add to the £4,500 already raised through a range of events, including a silent auction, bake sale and a golf tournament at Carnoustie.
Alastair Brookes, the charity’s development manager for Scotland, said: “The group’s challenge is a great example of how people can get involved.”
Type 1 diabetes affects about 350,000 people in the UK – 26,000 of them children.