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Darrel Birkett, left, presents George Pinner’s shirt to Ritchie Marshall of Cahonas Scotland

Darrel Birkett, left, presents George Pinner’s shirt to Ritchie Marshall of Cahonas Scotland

UK: Sales may be rising but events took a distinct dive at Sunderland-based air conditioning distributor CDL recently.

In its continued charity fund-raising efforts, md Darrel Birkett and sales engineer Chris Oldroyd undertook a tandem skydive and raised £855 for The Newcastle Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund, which provides specialised equipment to children with disabilities in the North East of England.

Commenting on the dive Darrel, pictured bottom with a trainer from the Peterlee Parachute Centre explained, “We flew up to around 2½ miles, jumped out and accelerated to 120mph.  Straight down!  It was exhilarating and the best bit was above the cloud.”

Hockey shirt donation

CDL has also donated the Olympic shirt signed by GB Olympic and England hockey goalkeeper George Pinner to mens’ cancer charity Cahonas Scotland. The company sponsored the 2013 Cahonas Scotland Male Cancer Charity Ball in November  and the shirt was auctioned for the charity on eBay.

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