Dare-devil stunts from Crown Worldwide Group staff raise £100k to fight rare skin condition Epidermolysis Bullosa with charity DEBRA

Frank Hopping, property, contracts and project management at Crown, Barry Koolen, regional managing director at Crown, Ben Merrett, chief executive of DEBRA and John Parker, regional fundraising manager of DEBRA in Enfield on Tuesday

Frank Hopping, property, contracts and project management at Crown, Barry Koolen, regional managing director at Crown, Ben Merrett, chief executive of DEBRA and John Parker, regional fundraising manager of DEBRA in Enfield on Tuesday

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Dare-devil staff desperate to make a difference raised a jaw-dropping £100,000 to help find a cure for a rare genetic condition. 

Over the last year, colleagues at Crown Worldwide Group pushed themselves to the max by completing hair-raising stunts including a 150-foot abseil, a 250-foot zip wire ride and London to Paris cycle in aid of national charity  DEBRA.

The charity, which was the company’s chosen charity for the year, supports people with Epidermolysis Bullosa – a condition which causes skin to blister at the slightest knock, causing painful open wounds.

The charity is dedicated to finding a cure for the painful condition, which affects 5,000 people in the UK and currently has no cure or effective treatment, and helping their families.

The company handed the cheque over on Tuesday at Crown’s Enfield offices in Southbury Road, Southbury.

David Hollins, regional general manager at Crown Relocations, said: “It’s been a privilege to raise money for DEBRA.

"Our teams across the country have shown incredible enthusiasm and dedication throughout the year.

“DEBRA is a great charity that does amazing things for those with EB, so it’s an honour for Crown to be able to support the work they do.”

Team members from across the UK also got involved by jumping from the world’s highest bungee jump and taking part in staff quiz nights, cake sales and wearing green to work.

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