Six employees from HARIBO reached new heights on 25 July when they took part in a sponsored skydive to raise money for Beat Autism, a charity that supports families who have children on the autism spectrum.

With the company committing to donate £100 for each colleague who dared to jump, the team have hit a fundraising target of £600, which will be put to good use.

Jon Hughes at HARIBO, comments: “It is not unusual for our colleagues to take part in sponsored events for charity, but even we think going up in a plane and jumping out is deserving of a ‘high’ five!

“Donating £600 means the team have raised enough money to support struggling families and their autistic children and that is a cause we can all get behind.”

Sharon Firth from Beat Autism, comments: “This support that we offer is critical to help the children that we work with develop and have a happy childhood. It also helps families to stay together, which is critical for a disabled child.

“We cannot thank the six colleagues that took part from HARIBO enough. We really hope that as well as raising as much money as possible, they also had a memorable experience that will last a lifetime!”

The money raised from the sponsored event will be used to deliver intense training to parents to help them understand what Autism is and how it affects their children.

For further details about Beat Autism please visit: http://beatautism.co.uk/