Co-founder of Chorley-based recruitment firm Fresh Perspective, Emily Leyland and her colleague Rosie Christie, are doing a skydive on June 30, in aid of Women’s Aid.

Emily, 30, said: “I am a feminist and I have a lot of views about helping to raise awareness about domestic abuse.

“I believe the cause is still under the radar and there is not enough to support it. I really want to help women and children in the UK.

“I am nervous about jumping out of a plane. I am a thrill seeker and I like doing mad things, but the pressure of raising the money makes me feel nervous.”

So far the pair have raised £850 for Women’s Aid. To make a donation visit Emily and Rosie are also tackling the The Regional Three Peaks Challenge on June 15 with a small team of friends and colleagues for a charity which raises awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM).

She added: “I have not selected the charity but I know I want it to raise the profile of FGM.

“I do a lot of hiking anyway but it is a challenge as it needs to be done in 12 hours.” Staff at Fresh Perspective also raised £250 for RSPCA during an office warming to celebrating relocating to Yarrow Mill Business Centre ahead of the firm’s two year anniversary.

Emily’s sister and co-founder Laura Leyland, who is also taking on the three peaks challenge added: “We moved into our new and first ever office last month, so we thought we would celebrate by having an office warming and tie it in with our second birthday.

“We invited our friends, family, customers and networking friends along to help us celebrate. There were balloons, cake, candles, Prosecco and a happy birthday song.

“As April was National Pet Month and our four legged colleagues spend most days in the office, helping increase happiness and productivity, we wanted to use the opportunity to raise some money for the RSPCA.

“We made cakes, had a bake sale and we held a raffle at the party that helped us raise over £250 for this amazing charity. “Our very generous guests donated to both charities and prizes for the raffle were donated by lovely local businesses such as Diamond Hair, Flame Nails & Beauty, The Village Tea Room, The Leather Dog Co and Evie Pamela Glass.”

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