North-east staff take the plunge for charity

ITC Hydraulic's Ian and Tracy Clark got the fundraising campaign off to a flying start with a 10,000ft skydive.
ITC Hydraulic's Ian and Tracy Clark got the fundraising campaign off to a flying start with a 10,000ft skydive.

A North-east company have been enjoying a month of bungee jumping, cycling and running all in aid for charity.

ITC Hydraulics based in Inverurie have spent the whole month of October fundraising for Breast Cancer Care.

Each member of the firm has aimed to complete one challenge each with activities including a bungee jump, 5km and 10km running, cycling from ITC to Inverness, head shaves and dye your beard pink.

The fundraising campaign comes to a close tomorrow, Friday, October 31 in a Pink Fridays day.

Part of the Breast Cancer Care’s campaign, Pink Fridays encourages workforces to adopt the colour pink in support of its work.

Directors Ian and Tracy Clark got the campaign off to a flying start by taking part in a skydive.

The duo completed the 10,000 ft jump in Errol, Perth which helped push the total fundraising total to almost £4,000.

ITC Hydraulics director Tracy Clark said: “We’ve been planning on doing something for charity for a while but we wanted to do something fun and a bit different. The skydive was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever done.

“I used to have a massive fear of flying so you can imagine how I will felt when I actually jumped out of a plane!”

A range of daring challenges will be held during Pink Fridays.

Tracy added: “On the 31st we’ve got a few special activities planned; from having a staff member stuck in a box with a tarantula to dropping off two teams at locations of equal distance from our premises and making them race back with no mobile phone or money. There are also plans for me to be held hostage in a cage and I will only be released once I have raised a certain amount through phoning people.

“I can’t thank the staff enough for agreeing to take part and of course those who have donated already.”

Visit their online donation page; justgiving.com/Tracy-Clark5/.