Hope Community Services has been helping vulnerable and homeless people for two decades and to mark the occasion one of the staff members is jumping out of a plane.
Development Officer Emma Longmore, who has worked for HOPE for almost two years now has decided to conquer one of her biggest fears which is heights.
Emma will be doing a tandem skydive on Thursday, January 21 in order to raise vital funds for the charity which aims to promote social inclusion, tackle disadvantage, homelessness and the causes of homelessness, and ensure there are pathways for positive lifestyle choices, for those who are outside of mainstream services.
She said: “I wanted to do something memorable for this amazing charity, and I thought why not push myself to my limit, by doing something extreme, something that scares me solid. I am so grateful to everyone who has donated to my Just Giving page so far, all donations go towards helping a brilliant charity, who work so hard to help those in crisis”.
Alan Diggles, Hope’s CEO said: “20 years is a real milestone for any organisation, for one like HOPE, which works with those in real hardship, it is hugely significant. Whilst we never envisaged being around for this long, while ever there are those in crisis, we shall continue to provide support.”
There will be a host of activities and celebration events throughout the year; culminating in a Grand Charity Bal.
To sponsor Emma donations can be made through her online giving page HERE or text EMSD48 £5.00 to 70070.