Superhero staff at Polypipe, UK’s leading manufacturer of above and below ground drainage, plastic plumbing and underfloor heating systems, are taking a ‘leap of faith’ to smash a world record while raising money for Prostate Cancer UK, and joining Men United, it’s movement for everyone who believes men are worth fighting for.
Dean ‘The Eagle’ Asher, technical services manager for Polypipe Underfloor Heating and senior design technicians ‘fearless’ James Stafford and ‘superman’ Stuart Wood, are set to skydive from 15,000 feet on the 20 th June, landing in Dunkerswell in Devon.
The unstoppable ‘Team Polypipe’ is set to join more than 300 other skydivers on the day attempting to break the previous world record for the ‘most skydives taking place within one 24-hour period’, and in doing so raise valuable cash for Prostate Cancer UK via BEAMA, the electro-technical trade industry association.
Speaking of the jump, Dean Asher said: “We are ready to take on the challenge and urgently need everyone to get behind us to help raise money for what is a fantastic cause. Prostate Cancer UK helps support men diagnosed with this life-threatening disease and helps fund research into better diagnosis and treatment. Please dig deep and help us reach our target.
“My greatest lifetime achievement to date is possibly coming third in a colouring contest so this is massive!
“I would say my greatest fear at the moment is dying in a parachute accident but I’m determined not to let this get in my way.”
Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Its’ fantastic that Team Polypipe is taking on this challenge to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. By doing this they are joining Men United and helping to make a real difference in furthering the fight against prostate cancer.
“We thank Dean, James and Stuart for all their efforts so far and wish them every success in the sky dive and in breaking the world record.”
The Polypipe team needs to achieve their target goal of £1,185 by 20 th June to get this fundraiser off the ground and make as much money as possible for a great cause. Those wishing to make a donation can do so by heading to www.justgiving.com/PolypipeSkydive.