Brokerage alumni members take to the sky
19 Aug 16

Earlier this month, two of our alumni members, Chelcie and Ime, took part in a charity skydive as part of our 20th anniversary challenge fundraising activities. They wanted to raise much-needed funds for The Brokerage and show their appreciation for the support they received through the City of London Business Traineeship (CBT) programme.

Ime's skydive

Feeling a little nervous, the two former CBT candidates signed up to do a tandem skydive at Cambridgeshire Airfield. It was a very early start but, speaking to Ime and Chelcie afterwards, it seems they thoroughly enjoyed it!

I wanted to do something to give back to The Brokerage for all the support and opportunities they’ve given me over the years. When the opportunity to do a Skydive came up, I jumped at it as a chance to challenge myself to do something different and I’m glad I did – it was an amazing and terrifying experience! I’m so grateful for everything The Brokerage has done for me and to everyone who has supported my fundraising.’ Chelcie

Ime's skydive

Being a bit of a thrill seeker and having skydived before, completing a jump to fundraise for The Brokerage made perfect sense. Chelcie and I received a huge amount of support and raised a lot of money we know will be put to good use helping young people who used to be where we were a few years ago. The experience was indescribable and I particularly enjoyed the freefall. I’m quite pleased I didn’t yell any profanities on the way down this time..Ime

They’ve both had fantastic support from their friends, family and colleagues and have so far raised £1,560.23 of their £1,750 fundraising target! Please visit their JustGiving page here if you’d like to help them hit that target.

Your money will help The Brokerage to provide more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds with experiences of work, employability skills and jobs.

Later this month, Brokerage alumni members and ambassadors will be taking part in The London Duathlon and the London to Brighton Cycle Ride to help support our cause and celebrate 20 years of our charity. We look forward to seeing them at the start line!

 

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