Newtown Bearing Company staff members aim for the sky


Newtown Bearing Company staff members aim for the sky

Three staff members of the Newtown Bearing Company completed a skydive on 1st September in aid of three fantastic charities, keeping the memory alive of a dear friend and colleague.

In the past three and a half years, Newtown Bearing Company has been committed to raise valuable funds in memory of a great friend and work colleague, Mark Lowe. 

Mark was a very valuable and a much-missed member of staff, and thanks to the amazing efforts from the company, the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund, Severn Hospice and Shropshire & Mid Wales Kidney Patients Association have benefitted from donations totalling nearly £40,000.

In their quest to continuously raise more money and push the boundaries, Emma Lowe, Brad Thornton and Rob Udakis of Newtown Bearing Company took to the skies and jumped 10,000 feet (approximately two miles high!) out of a plane and skydived over the Shropshire countryside in the UK.

Emma (Mark’s Sister), has been in the Purchasing department at Newtown for 19 years and was joined in the daredevil feat by Brad who is the 4th generation at his family business, having been at the company for 8 years. Emma was also joined by Rob (Purchasing Manager), who has been with the firm for nearly 40 years.

“Always up for a challenge.” Brad Thornton

“Doing it for Mark.” Emma Lowe

“Can’t believe I agreed to this.” Rob Udakis

The skydive was made possible by the generosity of the Lowe family covering the activity fees. 100% of the money raised will go towards the three special charities chosen.

A huge thank you to everyone who has generously donated to the cause so far.

To donate to Team NBC for Mark Fights Cancer, click here:

As of Wednesday 13th September, the team has raised over £3,500!

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