Wexford Londis staff go to dizzying heights for Pieta House by braving a charity skydive
Published 25/06/2016 | 00:00
Londis staff from across Wexford took the ultimate leap of faith when they undertook parachute jumps in aid of Pieta House recently.
As part of the retailer's Jump for Joy event, staff from Doyle's Londis in Coolcotts, Boggan's Londis in Rosslare, Canavan's Londis in Inch and O'Brien's Londis Larkin's Cross aimed high by taking it upon themselves to do the jump in Offaly.
Dearbhaile Doyle (Doyle's Londis), Mags O' Reilly (Boggan's Londis), Paul Boggan (Boggan's Londis), Jane O'Donnell (O'Brien's Londis), Mary O'Rourke (O'Brien's Londis), Clare O'Sullivan (Canavan's Londis) and Stacey Mordaunt (Canavan's Londis) braved the jump.
The Wexford thrill seekers joined with staff from nine other stores. Each person had to raise €400 for Pieta House, though through extra fundraising they pulled in a larger than expected total of €27,000.
Speaking about the initiative, Londis Sales Director Conor Hayes said:
'This fundraising initiative was really exciting as so many stores within Londis signed up to raise money and do the jump. Each store has a barometer to track monies raised by customers, so it definitely created a buzz in the stores that participated.'
'Well done to all involved in their quest to not only raise money for Pieta House but to test their mettle too!'