17 Oct We have some brave members of staff!
Don Polaine (Care Partner), Cam Pexton (Digital Marketing Apprentice) and Foz the frog (our legendary mascot) are taking on a 10,000 ft skydive on the 17th November for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.
Don does not enjoy flying, so this skydive is terrifying for him! However, he is challenging himself, so he can help toward giving children a better quality of life.
Chestnut Tree House is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and South East Hampshire and cares for 300 children and young adults from 0-19 years of age with progressive life-shortening conditions. Chestnut House relies heavily on charity as they do not charge the families of the children they look after. Chestnut House receives less than 6p in every £ from the government for support.
Don has said ‘It makes me happy to think that I will raise money to help fulfil and give children an opportunity to experience as many things that they can in what may be a short life.’
Cam’s comment is ‘I’m both nervous and excited, the thought of skydiving has crossed my mind in the past, and I’m finally getting the chance to do it for a great cause. Although the feeling seems almost unimaginable until I’ve experienced it. I think Skydiving to raise money for Chestnut Tree House Hospice will be a great way to help children and families in need have the freedom and ability to go through their own amazing and exciting experiences, whatever it may be. I would like to thank everybody who’s donated to Don’s JustGiving page, which has managed to reach well above 100% of the fund target.’
Check out the video HERE
If you would like to donate click HERE
Thank you, Don and Cam, for your bravery, the whole Fusion family is behind you. You can do it!
Currently, there are more than 7000 carers needed in the UK alone, meaning more than 7000 children are living without the proper care of a loving family that they so desperately require. Keeping our foster families happy means we receive a higher number of success stories to share, allowing us to raise awareness for the need of carers across the country. This, in turn, allows us to achieve our goal of finding more loving foster homes for those children in need.