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The NACC takes to the skies for charity

On Saturday 8 October 2016 an intrepid and inspirational team of National Association of Care Catering (NACC) members will leap 10,000ft from an aeroplane to raise money for The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society.

The six courageous, thrill-seeking NACC members have signed up to do a tandem skydive as part of their ongoing commitment to making a positive difference to the lives of the vulnerable and elderly.

Casting all personal trepidations aside, which includes one member with an intense fear of heights, they will perform an adrenalin-pumping tandem skydive to raise as much money as possible for the two worthy charities.

The team is calling on the generous support of industry colleagues to ensure their ‘big jump’ raises as much money as possible.  Please visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NACC to pledge support and make a donation.

The sensational six preparing to leap 10,000ft, including a 45 second freefall, are:

  • Neel Radia, national chair, NACC
  • Amanda Scott, managing director – UK, Sunrise Senior Living
  • Preston Walker, director/owner, Oak House Residential Home
  • Oliver 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, head of nutrition and hydration, Sunrise Senior Living

Neel Radia, national chair, National Association of Care Catering, comments: “I have always wanted to do a skydive and to be able to fulfil this ambition in support of two wonderful charities is fantastic.  I’m naturally nervous but it’s going to be a great experience to jump out of a plane alongside good NACC friends and colleagues. It’s also a thrilling way to kick off the NACC’s 30th anniversary year. Improving the life quality of the vulnerable and elderly through good nutritional and emotional care is the aim of the NACC.  The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society share our mission to enrich lives and we are proud to be able to support them in their formidable work. I ask industry colleagues to please sponsor our charity skydive as generously as possible, and thank them wholeheartedly for their support.”

Tim McLachlan, Alzheimer’s Society operations director for Greater London, said: “I would like to thank the NACC for choosing Alzheimer’s Society as one of its charities to benefit from the proceeds of this adrenaline-fuelled skydiving challenge. Every pound raised means a step closer to the day that we find a cure, while we provide the help and support each individual person affected by dementia needs to live with the condition.”

Siobhán Lanigan, CEO, The Food Chain, said: “The Food Chain is delighted to have been selected as one of the charities that Neel Radia and the NACC team are raising funds for.  The skydive is a fantastic and daring feat and we are very grateful as well as inspired by the team’s courage! It’s a big leap, and a very worthwhile one. The funding will provide vital nutritional support for people living with HIV at times of crisis. Thank you all.”

The skydive takes place on Saturday 8 October in Nottingham and follows the annual NACC Training & Development Forum (5-7 October) where The Food Chain and Alzheimer’s Society will also be the beneficiary charities of the NACC Awards dinner.

To support the effort of the NACC skydiving team visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NACC.

For more information on the NACC visit www.thenacc.co.uk

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