On 21st May 2019, two members of the Invest ESSEX team took part in a tandem skydive in collaboration with one of our commercial partners, Vision Co-Working Spaces, to fundraise for charity Kids Inspire. We have raised a total of £3,857 for Kids Inspire, with donations going towards specialist support, therapy, mentors and treatment plans for children and young people in Essex.

Invest ESSEX Location Services Director David Rooke and Office Manager Laura Smith jumped out of a plane from an altitude of 14,000 ft plus over Nottingham Parachute Centre (while attached to parachutes and qualified instructors!) for the tandem skydive in the safe hands of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment, the Red Devils.

See David Rooke’s skydive below:

About Kids Inspire

Kids Inspire are a charity which supports children and young people recovering from traumatic experiences or dealing with emerging mental health difficulties within Essex and have seen an alarming 49% increase in the number of referrals over the past year. Their overall goal is to allow all Essex children affected by trauma or mental health difficulties to receive specialist support and become healthy adults with fulfilling lives.

We are extremely grateful for all of your donations to help Kids Inspire work towards their goal. Please see here for more information about Kids Inspire.