Skydive for Clatterbridge

From top left to bottom right: Danielle Carney, Tracey Mullen, Jenifer Craige, Ben Parry, Brian Wong, Max Rex, Sean Doran, Danielle Forster, Louise Burns, Heather Calloway of the NAJ

Team Wongs made the Jump 15,000ft for Clatterbridge!

On Sunday the 11th of September, eight members of the Wongs team took on the challenge of the highest skydive in the UK in aid of raising money for a charity which is close to all of our hearts - Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. 

Two members of our team Jenifer Craige and Tracy Mullen were unfortunately affected by cancer during their time at Wongs. Their treatment from Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of the reasons that they are still here with us today and it is safe to say we couldn't be any more thankful for the help and treatment that they recieved. As a team we wanted to do something to not only raise awareness of cancer and the amazing treatment facilities we have here in Liverpool but also to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and give back...

The decision to take on the ultimate challenge of the UK's highest sky dive was made! 

Our team had a few months to prepare themselves and raise money through our Go Fund Me page, releasing many comedically coordinated posts in order to do so! And so the day came, they each travelled to Black Knights Skydiving Centre. It was a nervous drive to say the least but upon arrival the staff at Black Knights Skydiving Centre were brilliant in calming the nerves! Safety brief complete, it was time to jump! 

Watch our video to see how it all went...


Our team were joined by National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Chairman Heather Callaway in their fund-raising efforts and for the skydive - thank you for taking the plunge with us Heather it was great to have your support! 

Well Done Team Wongs and special guest National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Chairman Heather Callaway 


15,000ft later the team were safely back on the ground! 

You can still donate here to show your support for Clatterbridge. 

We would like say a massive thank you to all of our generous customers who have donated so far as well as all of the trade suppliers who got involved too - your generosity has been amazing so far! Your donations will directly contribute to pioneering work, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and proton therapy treatment, as well as helping to fund vital cancer research and innovations in treatments for cancer through Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. 

Want to know more about why Clatterbridge Cancer Charity means so much to us? 

Read Jenny and Tracey's story 

My name is Jennifer Craige, I have worked for Wongs Jewellers for 32 years and was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago after discovering a lump in my leg which was later diagnosed as a sarcoma. Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of your body. Sarcomas are considered rare, with only 15 people diagnosed with sarcoma every day in the UK. However, I was one of those people. My treatment journey with Clatterbridge has now come to an end, I am cancer free and in remission. I was lucky enough to have great support from my friends and family throughout my cancer journey but the support I received from the team at Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital was certainly unforgettable. For me to be able to give back by taking part in the Clatterbridge Skydive is truly an honour. 
My name is Tracey, I was diagnosed with breast cancer on New Years Eve 2020. After six months of chemotherapy and a number of ups and downs I went on to have a mastectomy operation and I am now in recovery. As a member of the Wongs team I couldn’t be prouder to be taking part in the Clatterbridge Skydive in order to raise funds for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. Just like Jenny, I am truly thankful for the support that I received from Clatterbridge and feel extremely lucky to be in a position in which I can now give back. 
With 1 in 2 of us now affected by cancer, there's never been a more important time to join us in supporting the future of cancer care and make a real difference to local people affected by cancer. Please donate here. 
To find out more about the amazing work of Clatterbridge Cancer Charity please click here. 

Tracy and Jen all smiles with their feet on the ground!

Ben, Brian and Max!

Peter, Brian and Susan Wong, happy to have Brian back on the ground!

A very happy Brian post-skydive!

Danielle skydive ready!

A very happy goldsmith! All smiles from Ben...

Thank you to all of the tandem skydivers from Black Knights!

Up, up and away they go!