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The NACC skydives to raise over £6000 for charity

Published: 2nd November 2016

The philanthropic team cast all personal fears aside to complete tandem skydives, including a 45 second freefall, motivated by their desire to raise as much money as possible for the great work of the charities, which upholds the NACC’s ongoing commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and elderly. The team has received tremendous support from NACC and industry colleagues, family and friends, and extends its thanks to everyone that has sponsored their ‘big jump’.

The heroic NACC skydive team featured:
 Neel Radia, national chair, NACC
 Preston Walker, director/owner, Oak House Residential Home  Olive Smith, head chef, Hadrian Healthcare’s Wetherby Manor and NACC Care Cook of the Year 2015
 Billie Moore, managing director/owner, McCullough Moore
 Sophie Murray, deputy chair, NACC

Neel Radia, who described the jump as a ‘once in a lifetime experience’ said: “The NACC skydive was an incredible experience and quite indescribable. We’re so proud to have raised such a great sum for The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society, whose work, like that of the NACC’s, is dedicated to improving the life quality of the vulnerable and elderly. “I can’t lie, the skydive is one of the most nerve-wracking things I’ve ever done, but it was worth it and I’m glad to have completed it alongside good NACC friends and colleagues. “Despite all our fears, we were determined and driven to make the jump by the amazing support of colleagues, NACC members, families and friends. We would like to thank everyone for their enormous encouragement and generous donations.” Take a look at Neel Radia’s skydive video at

Donations to support the effort of the NACC skydiving team and raise more valuable funds for The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society can still be made at

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