Louth Wilko duo drop 10,000ft in charity skydive and raise £1,000

Karen Jaines assistant manager at Wilko in Louth, takes the plunge with an instructor at the Hibalstow Skydive. EMN-141216-102849001
Karen Jaines assistant manager at Wilko in Louth, takes the plunge with an instructor at the Hibalstow Skydive. EMN-141216-102849001

A fearless duo from the Louth Wilko branch took the plunge at 10,000ft and have raised £1,000 for the store’s charity of the year.

Karen Jaines, the store’s assistant manager, and Ashley Vamplew, a customer service assistant, took to the skies over Brigg to take on the frightening 10,000ft jump

But the nail biting tension was all worth it when they landed back on solid ground to find they had raised an £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care.

Speaking afterwards, Karen said: “Both Ashley and I were very nervous ahead of the jump; our knees were definitely knocking when we boarded the plane.

“Knowing we had the support of our friends, family and customers gave us the final push we needed to make the jump.”

Tracey Clark, store manager of Wilko in Louth, added: “The whole team is incredibly proud of Karen and Ashley, they have taken our passion for fundraising to a completely different level and we are so pleased they took the plunge for Breast Cancer Care.

“They have certainly raised the bar for fundraising within the store and the whole team is now looking forward to undertaking even more exciting and challenging activities throughout the year, in the name of charity.”

Olivia Boughton, corporate fundraising executive at Breast Cancer Care, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to Karen and Ashley for their bravery and commitment to our cause.

“We would like to thank Wilko in Louth for its continued support and we look forward to developing this wonderful partnership further next year.”