Danielle’s Flutterbyes Reaches New Heights With £18,000 Thanks to Strata
Continuing with its commitment to raise funds for its charity of the year, Danielle’s Flutterbyes, Strata has raised £18,000 after completing two very contrasting challenges; a skydive and a golf day.
Generating much-needed funds for the charity, which aims to help young people suffering from kidney disease, 16 members of the team took to the skies, while a more reserved, yet equally determined, 92 went head-to-head on the golf course.
Coming down to earth, the Strata skydive team raised £8,420, just short of the golfing total of £10,576, providing a commendable boost to the overall funds the leading private homebuilder has collected over the year.
Strata’s Charity and Events Manager, Leonie Weaver comments: “We would like to express our thanks to all those at Strata that got involved in the skydive and golf day. It was fantastic to see so many people come forward to take part and volunteer their time.
“Bringing together Strata team members, their friends and family to sign up to the activities – with some even facing their fears of heights to jump out of a plane – was simply magical. Their willingness to get involved goes to show how important our charity work is.
“The two activities raised a significant amount and we know what a difference these funds will make.”
Sarah Taylor, alongside her mum Ruth Braddock and family friend Fiona Forgham, set up the charity in memory of her sister Danielle, who the charity is named after, and who sadly lost her battle against kidney disease in 2014.
Sarah, whose partner Simon took part in the skydive, said: “I am truly overwhelmed by Strata’s fundraising efforts. We thought that the money raised at the charity ball was phenomenal, but this additional amount is the icing on the cake.
“We can’t begin to explain the difference that these funds will make, and we would like to thank each and every person at Strata who has supported the charity over the past 12 months.”
Danielle’s Flutterbyes will use the funds raised to help young people suffering from kidney disease by funding activities, holidays, days out and equipment to make life easier while they’re receiving treatment.
Strata has a range of developments in Yorkshire and the East Midlands. For more details, please visit www.strata.co.uk.