At Smart IT, each employee is given one day’s paid leave a year where they can volunteer for a local charity of their choice, known as charity days. It’s a great opportunity for the team to invest in their local community whilst being compensated and rewarded for their efforts by Smart IT.
Dan took the charity day a step further, or should I say a flight further, taking part in a charity tandem sky dive for local charity Hospice Care North Northumberland.
So, after a long-anticipated wait, as the sky dive was originally planned for last year, Dan took to the sky’s of Peterlee to finally do his jump. Once participating in the safety training, mastering the jumping and landing position, Dan was all set to go.
The journey took about 15 minutes to get up to the15,000 feet, which is the highest sky dive you can do in the UK.
Dan explains what it was like when it was time to make that jump.
“They opened the plane door, and it was so loud and fast, I didn’t have much of a chance to shout stop, but I definitely wouldn’t have it any other way, we basically just slid from the back of the plane out the door”
Dan raised an impressive £205 for the hospice and had an amazing experience too.
“It was one of the best, if not the best things I’ve ever done. What better way to fix cabin fever from two years indoors than plummeting at 120 MPH whilst also raising £205 for Hospice Care North Northumberland in the process.”
Dan chose the hospice as his charity, as a Smart IT customer he has had the opportunity to get to know the charity and the fantastic work they do.
“It’s an excellent charity standing for a vital cause, and I decided to take the opportunity to tick an item off my bucket list and raise some money, every little helps.”
Find out more about helping Hospice Care North Northumberland with fund raising