Giles trio takes the plunge for local charity
The prospect of jumping 10,000 feet out of an aeroplane wasn’t enough to put off three keen fundraisers as they took part in a sponsored skydive for two good local causes.
Lisa Parsons and Gareth Griffiths, both from Llantrisant, and Peter Hicks from Penarth, took the plunge for Cymorth y Cerys and the Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre in Cardiff, raising an impressive £1,400 in the process.
Cymorth y Cerys is a trust fund set up for Cerys Griffiths, daughter of Alison who used to work with the trio at Giles Insurance Brokers in Llantrisant. Cerys was born 11 weeks premature last year and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The trust fund was established with the aim of raising enough money to provide Cerys with the specialist equipment and therapies she’ll need for the future.
The trust also raises money for the Bobath Children’s Therapy which helps care for Cerys and many other children in a similar situation.
Gareth said: “We worked closely with Alison at Giles and we wanted to show our support by raising money for two extremely worthwhile causes close to our own hearts. We knew that to raise a more substantial amount we would all have to do something way beyond our comfort zone and this seemed very appropriate!
“We’d like to thank everyone for their support and for the donations we’ve received. Our extra special thanks go to Ian Harman for joining us on the dive and his employers, Arena Supplies Ltd, for their very generous contribution.”
Lisa added: “We are thrilled we completed the skydive and managed to raise such a significant amount of money. We’re sure it will come in extremely useful for Cerys and other children just like her who require local specialist care and treatment.”