A SKYDIVE, bike ride, marathon, horse ride – the list of fundraising events organised by a team of staff at LV is endless.

The group of 14, who all work in the life area of the business, offering financial advice, are trying to raise £10,000 for the Youth Cancer Trust by the end of the year, and are already £4,000 into their target.

Kelly Rogers has taken part in a tandem skydive with colleague Steve Cooke, raising more than £2,000 between them, while Jenny Walker-Leach raised more than £500 by running the Brighton Marathon and Jen Coggle collected £150 from a charity horse ride.

Cake sales have raised £670 so far and a week-long Raffle Extravaganza boosted the coffers by £335. The team are now planning a London to Paris cycle ride, leaving on July 6, a strawberries and cream day, a Wii Olympics tournament and a summer party with auction.

Kelly said: “A lot of us are selling life insurance and the Youth Cancer Trust is a local charity – it’s just down the road from us – so it’s quite close to our hearts.

“We do a lot of fundraising as a company, but it’s not always for a charity that we would choose, so we thought we would do our own thing this year.

“We’d heard of this charity and researched it and what they do is incredible. We are really hoping to exceed our target.”

Youth Cancer Trust is based in Alum Chine and provides activity holidays for young people from all over the country living with cancer.

To sponsor the team for the London to Paris Cycle Ride, visit justgiving.com/LVlondontoparis2012. Tickets for the summer party, on Friday August 24 at Centre Stage in Bournemouth, including a barbecue, live music from The Alibi and a charity auction, are priced £10, available from Kelly.Rogers@lv.com.