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Store’s daring duo raise sky-high figure

Kay Creasey from Kirton, and Denise Lindley from Wyberton, ahead of their skydive. EMN-140907-142415001

Kay Creasey from Kirton, and Denise Lindley from Wyberton, ahead of their skydive. EMN-140907-142415001

Two courageous colleagues from a Boston store have raised a sky-high sum for charity after completing a tandem parachute jump each.

Kay Creasey, 55, of Sentence Crescent, Kirton, and Denise Lindley, 59, of Saundergate Lane East, Wyberton, took the plunge in support of the Alzheimer’s Society, the chosen charity of their workplace, Homebase.

Letters had been sent to stores in the region asking for volunteers.

Denise had done a skydive before, eight years ago, and put herself forward, with Kay, who would be making her first parachute jump, agreeing to join her.

Mother-of-two Kay, who has worked at the home improvement and garden centre for 24 years, says she was not nervous.

She said: “It’s something I have always wanted to do, but you just need a little bit of a push - a reason for doing it. I’m really glad I did it.”

She added: “I was more excited than nervous.”

Mother-of-three and grandmother-of-three Denise, who has worked at Homebase for 15 years, said: “I was excited. I loved it the first time. I wasn’t apprehensive at all.”

The skydive, which was postponed twice due to bad weather and finally held late last month, has helped raise more than a thousand pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society, alongside other fundraisers.

Kay, a customer service supervisor, said: “We have to thank all our colleagues for helping us and the people who supported us. It’s a fantastic effort.”

Denise, a sales assistant in the garden centre, added: “Thank you to everybody that has supported us, the colleagues and customers who have donated.”

 

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