The flowers are beginning to bloom, the sun is trying to shine… it’s fair to say that spring is finally in the air at last. And it’s not the only thing that’s in the air because our very own Jake Trowell, Field Service Engineer extraordinaire, is throwing himself out of an aeroplane this March for charity!
The charity in question is ESTEEM, a youth organisation based in Sussex. They work with 14-26 year olds to run volunteering, mentoring, wellbeing and social opportunities. They believe in a world where every young adult is trusted, supported and respected as an active and powerful member of their community.
Fireco has chosen this charity because it’s local, and we feel that this age group has been particularly affected by the displacement that the pandemic has created, during a time when their development is acutely reliant on social interaction and encouragement.
It’s important to help others when we can, especially those who are trying to make their mark in the world but can’t seem to find a way in. It’s also vital that their voices are heard, because a person’s potential can slip away during isolation. School and social media pressures, combined with the pandemic, have seen mental health issues increase, so young people need all the help they can get right now.
The skydive takes place (weather permitting) on Friday March 18th. Fireco has set up a JustGiving page that you can directly contribute to and there will be other opportunities to raise money over the coming weeks, so watch this space. Please get into the springtime spirit and support the cause if you can. Wishing you all the very best Jake!
N.B. Jake’s jump was originally due to take place before Xmas but was postponed due to bad weather. So fingers crossed for blue skies this time!