A plucky trio from Doncaster-based MultiWeb Marketing are going the extra mile – or three – in a daredevil stunt for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The community-spirited company’s senior leadership team will be plunging 15,000ft in a sponsored skydive to raise much-needed funds. That’s almost three hair-raising miles from stepping out of the plane door before they return to the safety of solid ground!

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For Founder Paul Smith, Operations Manager Adrian Blatherwick and Commercial Director Lewis Smith, it’s all about the cause.

“We have a proud history of supporting charities and we’re always looking for ways we can give something back,” said Paul, who founded the award-winning company in 2013.

“I have three children of my own and it’s beyond comprehension what some of the children and families go though, so I couldn’t think of a more worthy cause.”

Commercial Director Lewis Smith echoes Paul’s motivations.

“We wanted to support Bluebell Wood because of the fantastic work it does – it’s a no-brainer really,” he said.

“I know the subject can be somewhat taboo, but the work that Bluebell Wood does in making children and families as comfortable as possible in such difficult circumstances is just remarkable.”

None of the trio are exactly thrilled at the prospect of hurling themselves from a plane, but they’re keen to push themselves to the limit.

“It seemed to us that we needed to do something a little bit out of the ordinary to raise as much as possible for such a fantastic cause,” said Paul.

“I’ve never done a skydive before, but I used to be something of an adrenaline junkie – although that was several decades ago now.

“I feel pretty gung-ho about it at the moment but it’s very easy to claim bravery! I’m sure that will wither away quite quickly when the doors open at 15,000 feet!”

Lewis is not letting his fear of heights put him off.

“It’s not everyone’s cup of tea and I must admit I’m not keen on heights at all,” he said.

“I would say that I’m quite nervous about it – but it’s something we’re all very much committed to and knowing we’re doing it for such an important cause is a great motivator.”

The colleagues are aiming to raise £1,200 with their sponsored skydive and are also planning another challenge at Lake Windermere in the summer. You can support their efforts here.

Eleanor Hughes, Regional Fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Paul, Adrian and Lewis for bravely taking on our skydive this year.

“As well as raising funds to help us make precious memories with local children and families, you’ll have a truly memorable day you’ll never forget.

“Best of luck on the day and we’ll look forward to hearing all about it.”