“On Saturday 31 August, I will be heading to Black Knights Parachute Centre, near Lancaster, to embark on a sky dive in a bid to raise money for Marie Curie.
This fantastic charity provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses and their families. A team of amazing nurses from Marie Curie Liverpool helped my Grandad when he was unwell. It has now been 10 years since he sadly passed away and my family and I will always be so thankful for their support and care, to not only my Grandad, but to the rest of the family during what was a very difficult time in our lives.
My Grandad was a big driving force behind my Dad, Ken, setting up Heightsafe and as we come into our 10th year of trading, I know my Grandad would be immensely proud of everything we have achieved to date.
Therefore, in a couple of months’ time, I will be facing my fear of heights (despite being part of a company that specialises in Working at Height) and throwing myself out of a moving plane that is 11,000ft in the air!
Whilst I can’t really train ahead of the challenge, I will be mentally preparing myself during the days ahead of the event and finding the courage to get on the plane. However, I know that it will be over in a matter of minutes which is nothing compared to what challenges the patients and staff at Marie Curie face on a daily basis.
I am hoping to raise between £1,200 – £1,500 for Marie Curie and although I am apprehensive about the sky dive, I am incredibly keen to give back in any way that I can to a truly worthy charity that not only looked after my Grandad, but offered us much comfort and help in a time of need for my family.”
If you’d like to show your support, please donate through Hannah’s JustGiving page. Heightsafe will be doing various fundraising activities over the coming months for people to get involved in, so keep an eye out for further news on LinkedIn.