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Pets at Home aims to attract high-street shoppers with the opening of its first convenience store
Independent pet stores under threat from Pets at Home's one-stop shop scheme
Somerset pet shop set to close in the New Year
Pets Corner donates £6,000 to improve rabbit welfare
Westland makes sure quality counts at its bird food factory
Petface introduce innovative Rota Dental & Treat device
Revealed – UK’s pet slimmer of the year
Nutriment win through on a tight budget
Johnson's produces 'flea jumper' to promote 4fleas range
Search is on to find Tunbridge Wells’ most deserving dog
Pets Corner manager conquers fear of heights and raises over £1,500 for charity
Pets can meet Santa in his grotto at Derbyshire garden centre
Dog Rocks looks to appoint Head of Sales
Irish pet food firm wins £1.5m Dutch deal
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Pets Corner manager conquers fear of heights and raises over £1,500 for charity

A manager at Pets Corner has raised more than £1,500 for the charity, Harrison’s Fund, after conquering his fear of heights.

Tim James, who works at the Beaconsfield Pets Corner store, bravely skydived 12,000 feet - but not before waiting an extra nail biting week to take on the challenge after his first and second attempts were cancelled due to inclement weather.

Commenting on his plucky plunge, Tim said: “The additional wait was a bit nerve wracking but thankfully on my third attempt the weather was glorious. After my morning briefing with the instructors and donning a rather unflattering navy blue jumpsuit we were ready to go. I was one of the last to jump so I had three hours to sit and ponder what was about to come. My mum was really nervous!

“When it was finally my turn, I was the last to get on the plane before it took off, which meant I was the first person to have to jump out!  Something I had overlooked as I was happily boarding!  However, I held my nerve and it was honestly the most exhilarating, incredible and amazing experience of my life so far.  I feel so proud that I was able to overcome my fear of heights and raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Harrison’s Fund helps fund research to cure Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – the most common fatal genetic disorder to affect children around the world.

Managing Director at Pets Corner, Dean Richmond, who donated 10p per foot towards Tim’s challenge, said: “Huge congratulations to Tim. This is an amazing accomplishment and a fabulous way to overcome his fears and raise money for charity. I’m really pleased that we could support him in his adventure and help him beat his fundraising target of £1,000.”

For more information about the charity, visit the website
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