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Flowline Foursome Fundraise Following Fife Free-fall

Flowline Foursome Fundraise Following Fife Free-fall

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12 June 2015

Jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft with someone strapped to your back isn’t everyone’s idea of an enjoyable way to spend your spare time, however that’s exactly what four intrepid employees of Flowline Specialists have done to raise money for charity.

The thrill seeking quartet of Graeme Chalmers, Mark Croll, David Lawson and Martin Nimmo completed tandem skydives with instructors from Glenrothes-based Skydive St Andrews to raise money for north-east charity Inspire.

It was the latest fundraising challenge completed by staff of the Aberdeenshire energy service equipment manufacturer and service provider as part of the firm’s 18-month partnership with the Inspire, which was launched last November.

The team took on the adrenalin producing challenge on Saturday, 23 May over the Fife countryside and have so far raised over £1,550 for Inspire.

Established in 1988, Inspire supports individuals with learning difficulties and additional support needs, and aims to empower their life choices.  It provides a range of services in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray, including residential care, supported accommodation, training for employment initiatives, social enterprises and respite care.

The group’s skydive was the latest fundraising challenge taken on by Flowline Specialists employees.  Since November, staff have walked over hot coals, run a 10k and shed pounds in aid of the charity, with the workforce having already raised around £2,500.

Flowline Specialists’ partnership with Inspire lasts until March 2016 and over the coming months employees will take on a series of other challenges, including the Beast of Banchory in September.

Speaking on behalf of the team, group operations manager Graeme Chalmers said: "Incredible, is the best way to describe the experience.  We were all probably a little nervous at the prospect of throwing ourselves out of a plane, but the buzz from the freefall was immense, and the sensation when the parachute was deployed put massive smiles on all our faces.  It was a great thrill, and we’d all recommend doing a skydive to others.

"We’ve raised a good amount so far for Inspire, which is a really worthy cause.  Over the course of our 18-month partnership we’re hoping to raise an awful lot more for the charity, so we’re already dreaming up other challenges to take on before and after the Beast of Banchory.”