Silva Timber Reaches New Heights with Maggies Centre Parachute Jump
Silva Timber is reaching new heights by fundraising for the Robert Parfett building in Manchester, one of the newest Maggie’s Centres built to provide support for cancer sufferers and their families.
The intrepid Silva Timber team is made up of four adrenaline junkies who will leaping out of a plane at 10,000ft, travelling at 120mph before deploying a parachute. The jump will take place at Whitchurch airfield on Saturday 29th April at 9am.
Silva Timber is the expert in speciality timber products, wood finishes and fixings and last year their Siberian Larch cladding was specified for The Robert Parfett Maggies Centre building in Manchester. The centre was designed by leading architect Lord Norman Foster with the emphasis being on creating a relaxing, homely space encouraging a feeling of togetherness among its visitors.
Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
The Centres are places to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; places where qualified experts provide emotional support; places to meet other people; places where visitors can simply sit quietly with a cup of tea.
The first Maggie’s Centre opened in Edinburgh in 1996 and since then Maggie’s has continued to grow, with 19 Centres at major NHS cancer hospitals in the UK, online and abroad.
Each Maggie's centre relies on donations to stay open and able to help people in need.
Donating through BT Donate is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with BT Donate - they'll never share them with anyone or send you unwanted emails. What's more they don't take any fee from the money raised so 100% of the donations will go to Maggie's who will then ensure that it is passed to the Manchester centre.