SIX brave employees from an electricians in Upton Warren are marking the firm's 40th birthday by taking a leap of faith for Primrose Hospice.

Barrie Beard Ltd staff Jimmy Tonks, Sarah Harrod, Nick Godfrey, Thomas Gwinnett, Matt Tongue and Mark Smith aim to raise £2,5000 by taking on a parachute jump from 10,000ft, reaching up to 120mph, on Saturday, September 22.

Warren Beard, managing director at Barrie Beard Ltd, said “We are incredibly proud of all six and we will support them all the way down from 10,000ft to landing back safely at the airfield. Good Luck Team BB!”

The team have already raised £892 and be be sponsored via

Anna Wilson from the hospice said: "Everyone at Primrose Hospice is incredibly appreciative to have a great local company such as Barrie Beard Ltd supporting Primrose and would like to say a huge thank you to the whole team!

“We are always looking at ways in which we can work with local businesses to support the work of the hospice, but also how we can work with them to maximise public perception and employee motivation by demonstrating that their company is supporting a local charity and taking its social responsibility seriously."