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Quintessentially Foundation’s Skydive

On 13th July 27 brave souls from Quintessentially London threw themselves out of a plane from 14,000ft (that’s 2.5 miles high) in a charity Skydive for Quintessentially Foundation.  Luckily we all returned – Rob Break’s bacon sandwich however, didn’t make it.

Our jump took place at Netheravon, near Salisbury on a sunny but cloudy day. The whole thing lasted about 6mins for each person with 45-50 seconds of free-fall followed by a five minute gentle parachute back down to green earth.

The event has collected £22,492GBP so far in sponsorship money and we are still raising so please donate now! For information on how to donate please speak to Chloe Musgrave (chloe.musgrave@quintesentiallyfoundation.org), Cordu N’Diaye (cordu.ndiaye@quintessentially.com) or see our Facebook page (http://goo.gl/ToINM).

The money we raise from this event is being be put towards the Quintessentially Foundation small grant scheme. All event participants/ fundraisers will be able to nominate a charity of their choice to receive small grants of £500-£2000

These are our best/ and worst bits in pictures, videos and quotes.  Please see Quintessentially Foundations facebook page (http://goo.gl/ToINM) for more!

VIDEOS:

Aaron

http://www.watchmyreddevilskydive.com/aaronsimpson

Alexei

http://www.watchmyreddevilskydive.com/alexicantacuzenesporawsky

Paul Drummond

http://www.watchmyreddevilskydive.com/peterolfe1

Pete Rolfe

http://www.watchmyreddevilskydive.com/peterolfe

Rob Breaks

www.watchmyreddevilskydive​.com/robbreaks

 

 

BEST QUOTES:

 

“Lose your virginity. Rx” Donation by Richard Branson

(Aaron Simpson’s page http://www.justgiving.com/Aaron-Simpson0)

 

“When the people look like ants-PULL, When the ants look like people-PRAY…. xx” Donation by Toots

(Cordu N’Diaye’s page www.justgiving.com/cordundiaye)

 

“The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride.” Donation by Johnny Depp

(Helen Tootsi’s page www.justgiving.com/helen-tootsi)

 

“Typical – you’ve found a way to raise money by simply falling down!” Donation by Michael Mann

(Ed Gerard’s page http://www.justgiving.com/Ed-Gerard0)

 

“One way of getting a high, rather you than me, very brave. A very worthy cause, best of luck.” Donation by brian hayter

(Nicola Munro’s page http://www.justgiving.com/nicolamunro)

 

 

 

 

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Introducing Pro Dono

We’re pleased to announce that Quintessentially Foundation and Pro Dono have joined forces to raise funds for charities.

Pro Dono is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in organising one-to-one experiences with well-known famous figures – for those interested in business, it might be a visit to Guernsey with Terra Firma’s Guy Hands; for a gastronome, a cookery lesson with Raymond Blanc; for a cricket fan, perhaps afternoon tea at Lord’s with Geoffrey Boycott?

And here’s the best part – it’s all in aid of charity. You suggest a donation to go to the celebrity’s chosen charity.

Pro Dono has over 90 celebrity supporters raising money for over 75 causes. With planning of future events already underway (such as exclusive auctions for Quintessentially clients), Quintessentially and Pro Dono together hope to raise significant amounts for a whole range of charities.

Head to http://www.prodono.co.uk to find out more, or contact Chloe at chloe.musgrave@quintessentiallyfoundation.org.