Trainee solicitor Jessica Hubble, who jumped on Saturday 19 September, alongside HR manager Melissa Greatrix, who will take to the sky on Saturday 28 November, smashed their initial target by raising over £1,100 for the law firm’s chosen charity of the year.
Jessica said: “I did a skydive when I was 21 and didn't think I'd ever do it again - but when the opportunity arose, I was so motivated to help a good cause that I agreed straight away. A colleague circulated an email about the events taking place to raise money for Acorns this year, and the skydive seemed like the most adventurous and dramatic way to raise money. I thought the more drastic the challenge, the more money we would be able to raise.
“I did odd jobs for people to raise more money while Melissa added £200 to the total by holding a car boot sale.
“I am delighted that Melissa and I have been able to raise such a large amount for such a worthy cause and we would like to thank our families, friends and colleagues at Enoch Evans LLP for all their support and donations.”
Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.
The charity has been at the forefront in the battle against coronavirus, providing children’s hospice care and support to the most vulnerable families caught up in the pandemic.It costs Acorns, which cares for families across the West Midlands, almost £11 million every year to continue – the bulk of which comes from donations and fundraising.
Zoe Baggot, senior manager for community fundraising at Acorns, said: “We’re extremely grateful to daredevils Melissa and Jessica for their bravery in completing their skydives and raising a fabulous £1,000 towards our work.
“The money they have raised by leaping into action for Acorns will go directly to the local children and families who rely on our care and support.”
Enoch Evans LLP has its head office in Walsall in addition to a branch in Sutton Coldfield.
The 136-year old firm has grown to over 90 staff and is listed in the Legal 500 which ranks the world’s best practices.