Staff from elderly care group jump for NSPCC

PUBLISHED: 17:30 03 October 2011 | UPDATED: 14:43 04 October 2011

Rise and Shine Care's Zoie Brooks [crouched] (carer), Lucy Yard (carer), Christine Spurr (director), Paul Spurr (director), Michelle McConnell [crouched] (carer), Claire Faulkener (coordinator), Mike Howard (friend).

Rise and Shine Care's Zoie Brooks [crouched] (carer), Lucy Yard (carer), Christine Spurr (director), Paul Spurr (director), Michelle McConnell [crouched] (carer), Claire Faulkener (coordinator), Mike Howard (friend).

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A CARE agency for the elderly has raised more than £1,000 for the NSPCC by getting its staff to take part in a sponsored skydive.

Seven staff and one friend from the Rise and Shine care agency in Beaconsfield Road, Weston, jumped from 10,000 feet in Salisbury earlier this month.

Christine Spurr, company director, said: “I know we work with the elderly but we did it because it is a cause close to my heart.

“We all had a fantastic day doing the jump even though we had to wait more than six hours for the clouds to break first.”

She said the home is looking to make it an annual event.

More than £1,600 was raised for the NSPCC.

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