There was more skydiving in 2011 with Louise Parr reaching new heights for charity. She bravely jumped out of an aeroplane at 12,000 feet to raise funds for the international charity – Vision Aid Overseas. Louise took part in the jump at Langar airfield, and after being given ‘a silly hat’ she bravely freefell for 42 seconds at 123mph before her parachute opened at 5,000 feet giving her 15 minutes to enjoy the views before gliding down to safety. Louise commented, ‘it was an exhilarating experience and I would recommend it to anyone’. Overall Louise raised an impressive £450, going towards supplying eye care services and professionals to people in the developing world.
More of premier’s employees went the extra mile for charity in this year. Steve Wileman and Laura Meeson walked 10 miles for local charity Promise Dreams, when they took part in Beacon Radio’s Walk of the black country. Promise Dreams is a national registered children’s charity, based in Wolverhampton that was launched in 2001 to make dreams come true for seriously & terminally ill children, and their families, across the UK.
In the same year Premier were bursting with excitement to announce the launch of their Facebook appointment booking App. This app enabled Salon and Spa Clients and potential clients to book their appointments via the salon or spa’s business page on Facebook. The facebook integration meant that clients have the option to make real-time online appointment bookings within the comfort of their favourite social media channel.
Elsewhere in the world in 2011 Victoria and David Beckham welcomed their first baby girl, Harper, in July. The Beckham family were overjoyed to add a second female into their household. The fashionable parents gave Harper her middle name, Seven, to represent David’s Manchester United soccer jersey number.
In May, President Barrack Obama and the rest of the world were in awe to hear that Osama Bin Laden had been captured and killed.