Staff at Limerick Tesco store in charity skydive

Jennifer Purcell

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Jennifer Purcell

Tesco staff at the Crescent Shopping Centre jumped out of a plane to raise funds for the Mid West Spinabifida Association
STAFF at Tesco, Crescent Shopping Centre, took the ultimate dive for charity and raised a whopping €7,280 for Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association (MWSA)

STAFF at Tesco, Crescent Shopping Centre, took the ultimate dive for charity and raised a whopping €7,280 for Mid-West Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association (MWSA)

Fourteen staff members swapped their Tesco uniforms for Mid-West Spina Bifida t-shirts, to take part in a tandem skydive, at the Irish Parachute Club, Co. Offaly.

Group leader David Prendergast, said: “It was the most incredible experience ever, it is difficult to put into words - Amazing.

”David led a fundraising campaign that included quiz night, pool tournament and two days of bag packing. They raised a total of €,7280, with all proceeds going straight to the charity.

MWSA is a voluntary organisation that provides services to over 100 families in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

The services provided to those living with Spina Bifida include, wheelchair sports, summer camps and art classes. They also offer support and services for families such as tuition fees, parental support and respite.

John Byrnes, vice chair at MWSA, has being skydiving for over 25 years.

“I have the utmost respect for anyone to face their fare head on for a very worthy cause,” he said, “well done to David and colleagues and a sincere thank you for your support.”

To take part in a skydive to raise funds for MWSA register online at www.spinabifida.ie for more information.