Charity champs aim to raise eyebrows with skydive

Benefit staff at Debenhams, from left, Gemma Walker, Rachael Done, and Lizzie Oliver, who are raising money for charity.
Benefit staff at Debenhams, from left, Gemma Walker, Rachael Done, and Lizzie Oliver, who are raising money for charity.
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Plucky charity champs are hoping to raise some eyebrows with a sky-high challenge.

A pair of “browticians” from the Benefit counter in Debenhams, will be leaping out of a plane in a bid to raise as much money as possible for charity.

People think we’re mad to do a skydive, but we wanted to do something which could bring in a lot of sponsorship.

Rachael Done, ‘browtician’

Rachael Done, from Ryhope, and Stace Thorogood, from Washington, will be swapping eyebrow pencils for parachutes, to take part in a sky dive at Shotton Airfield on May 31.

Ahead of the hair-raising feat, the make-up artists, who specialise in eyebrows, are hoping to help raise £1,000 in sponsorship.

“As a counter, we’ve pledged to raise a £1,000 between us all,” explained Rachael, 32.

“So far we’ve raised £320 in sponsorship and customers have been giving us £5 notes, which is lovely.

“People think we’re mad to do a skydive, but we wanted to do something which could bring in a lot of sponsorship.”

Money raised will go towards Benefit’s national drive to provide funds for domestic violence charity Refuge and Look Good Feel Better, which supports women with cancer.

Rachael said the latter charity was a cause close to her heart .

“My grandma, Patricia Ball, died from cancer when she was 72,” she explained.

“She never wanted to have treatment as she didn’t want to lose her hair, but this charity helps to give women with cancer their confidence back.”

To sponsor the pair, visit www.justgiving.com/teams/rach-stace-boldisbeautiful