Four from local accountancy firm raise £2.6k for Maggie’s jumping out of plane

Four high-flying accountancy staff have smashed their fundraising target after jumping out of a plane for charity.

After three postponements owing to weather challenges, the thrill-seeking team from EQ Chartered Accountants was finally given the go-ahead to leap from the aircraft 10,000ft above Fife Airport in Glenrothes.

The jump was one of a year-long programme of fundraising activities and initiatives taking place throughout EQ’s offices in Dundee, Glenrothes, Forfar and Cupar.

Combined with a host of other activities and events this year, the firm has now raised more than £6,500 for its charity of the year, cancer support organisation Maggie’s, with more than £2,600 raised by the jump alone.

The skydive fundraiser saw Rachel Bell (senior manager), Katie Edward (HR assistant), Hannah Grubb (trainee accounts assistant) and Laura Hutt (marketing co-ordinator) plummet through the air at up to 120mph before the instructor deployed the parachute at about 5,000ft.

Laura said: “Despite the nerves we all felt on the day, and the truly terrifying stage just before we jumped, it was such fun.

“It was an absolutely exhilarating experience.”