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DIY Industry completes parachute jump in support of Rainy Day Trust

Sponsorship continues to roll in after DIY Week ad manager Rachael Lyon and former DIY Week editor Will Parsons took to the skies yesterday for the Rainy Day Trust parachute jump.

The pair, who have raised more than £2,000 so far, joined 16 other volunteers from the DIY, home and garden industry take part in a tandem parachute jump in aid of the Rainy Day Trust.

The jump, from a height of 13,500 ft, included a 45-second, 120mph freefall before the parachute is deployed.

Despite admitting she had been extremely nervous in the week leading up to the jump, Mrs Lyon loved the experience on the day. "It was amazing!" she exclaimed. "I would definitely do it again - for the Rainy Day Trust or just for fun."

Sponsorship money is still pouring in after the feat on Sunday, September 25 and Mrs Lyon thanked everybody for their support and kind donations.

Each member of the team has undertaken to raise £1,000 - but they need your help to get there! It's not too late to make a pledge. To show your support to any member of the team, email us at Alternatively visit Rachael and Will's sponsorship page at

DIY Week would like to say a huge well done to everyone who took part. The 18-strong team on the day comprised:

Richard Stuckes - Akzo Nobel
Alistair McAuley - Akzo Nobel
Kate Perrett - BHF Group
Marina Coombes - BHF Group
Rachael Lyon - DIY Week
Will Parsons - DIY Week
Jason Burns - Honeywell
John Worth - Integra Products
Barbara Dark - MDA
Michael Dark - MDA
Robert Milliken - Sam's Trade Centre
Russ Morris - Valspar
Rachael Barton - Visqueen Building Products
Deb Duncan - wife of RDT vice president Philip Duncan
Barry Chauveau - Chaucars
Will Jones - BHETA
Emma Malam - Tembe DIY
Simon Miller - Hitachi Power Tools

Source: DIY

26 September 2011
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