"We close our 30th anniversary with a bang and over 7,750 raised for North West Cancer Research"
It’s skies the limit for six thrill-seeking employees from Liverpool-based mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy, Steven Hunt & Associates, after they completed an adrenaline-fuelled skydive, closing the company’s landmark 30th anniversary with £7,758 raised for North West Cancer Research.
Facing their fears, the team conquered the 11,000 ft challenge, capping off an incredible year packed full of high-energy pursuits, which has also included a gruelling 300-mile office spinathon and the Three Peaks Challenge all in aid of charity as part of the firm’s anniversary celebrations.
Assisted by the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster, the skydive team included managing director Steve Hunt and his 76-year-old mother-in-law, Irene Webster, who was more than happy to go above and beyond for the charitable cause.
Steve Hunt, managing director of Steve Hunt & Associates, said:
“At the start of the year we set out three challenges that would stretch the team to the limit, each representing the three decades that we have been a business. I want to personally thank each and every one of them for getting stuck in and demonstrating real team spirit, making 2019 one of the most memorable years in the company’s history.”
Irene Webster, said:
“I must admit that at the age of 76 I never thought I would be jumping out of a plane 11,000 ft up, but as soon as Steve asked me if I was interested, I leapt at the chance, not only to raise money for such an important cause, but to celebrate the company’s 30th milestone.”
Cara Newton, head of fundraising for North West Cancer Research, said:
“We can’t say thank you enough to the team at Steven Hunt & Associates for choosing us as their chosen charity for its landmark 30th anniversary year. To not only donate thousands of pounds, but also their time to complete three incredible challenges is amazing and we have really been blown away by the amount of money that has been raised for us.”
Launched in 1989, Steven Hunt & Associates has gone on to become the go-to M&E firm in the North West and are currently the only BIM level certified M&E consultancy in the region.
North West Cancer Research is the only independent cancer research charity in North West England and North Wales. Since 2000, the charity has invested almost £40 million in life saving research.