A trio of property professionals from Lincolnshire are challenging themselves to a sky dive next Wednesday (23 March) at Hibaldstow Airfield in aid of two charities that are actively involved in elephant conservation in Africa.
Rural surveyors, Emma Caudwell and Amy Simes, along with recently retired farm agent Andrew Pearce from Savills in Lincoln will take on the challenge to raise funds for Tusk and How Many Elephants, which are working towards achieving long term sustainable wildlife conservation.
Amy Simes, comments: “Jumping out of a plane at 15,000 ft, which is nearly three miles above the surface of the earth, at terminal velocity of 125mph is both a challenge and an incredible experience. We are extremely grateful for the donations and support as we embark on this challenge to allow these charities to make an even greater difference to Africa’s wildlife, habitat and people.”
Adventurer Holly Budge – founder of anti-poaching charity How Many Elephants, says: “I am delighted that Andrew, Amy and Emma are undertaking this important and fun challenge firstly because it is for such an important cause to protect the future of the African Elephant, and secondly because parachuting is one of my passions which I have enjoyed for many years and which accumulated in me becoming the first woman in the world to skydive Mount Everest. I wish the team every success and fully endorse this challenge.”
Hannah Shergold, fundraising and events officer from Tusk, adds: Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa. For over 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 70 million hectares of land and more than 40 different threatened species. But the threat to Africa’s unique natural heritage remains real and more urgent than ever.”
To date, the Savills trio, who have aptly named themselves ‘the jumbo jets’, have raised over £400 for the two charities. To donate, go to https://www.justgiving.com/team/jumbojets.