Holiday resort staff brave 14,000 foot skydive in aid of cancer charity

Potters staff members, Buzby Allen second from right, after their skydive. Picture: Potters

Potters staff members, Buzby Allen second from right, after their skydive. Picture: Potters - Credit: Archant

Daredevil staff members at a coastal holiday village have raised £1,600 with a charity skydive.

Hopton-based Potters Resort employees Sharry Stowell, Katie Pigeon, Sophie Waters and entertainer Buzby Allen braved the 14,000 foot jump in aid of the Big C, a Norfolk-based cancer charity.

Mr Allen, a former Visit England Tourism Superstar award winner, said: 'This is the most outrageously outrageous thing I've ever done but what an amazing experience, and we raised money for a wonderful cause in the process.

'I'm actually petrified of heights, which is why I live in a bungalow and don't go in lifts.'

But Mr Allen said the experience was 'exhilarating' and 'truly out of this world'.


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'The worst part was waiting to make the terrifying plunge in the plane and there was some fear involved, but it definitely pushed my boundaries,' he said.

'Thanks to the Potters team and guests who donated, and came along to support us on the day.'

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It comes just months after Mr Allen and Potters employee Luke Tilsley walked on hot coals to raise cash for the cause.

Clive Evans, director of income generation for Big C said: 'The continuing support by members of Potters is fantastic – from walking on fire in March, to jumping out of a plane.

'Raising £1,600 is a phenomenal achievement and means that Big C can continue to provide cancer care and support locally. By funding pioneering research and cancer treatment, and offering vital support to cancer patients and families in our Big C Centres across the county.'

Photos of the skydive will be posted to the Potters Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PottersResort

For more information on the Big C visit www.big-c.co.uk

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