EveryLIFE Technologies’ Hannah Montgomery, is raising money for Contact the Elderly by conquering her fear of heights and jumping out of a plane from 10,000 feet.
The parachute jump originally aimed to raise £500 for the charity, which helps to support lonely, vulnerable people.
The £500 target has already been smashed and, with 17 days to go until her jump, over £1000 looks achievable.
Hannah’s work at care management software company everyLIFE has given her a keen insight into the isolation that some elderly people feel. She says her aim is to raise funds to “help support vulnerable, lonely people to eat cake, have a cucumber sandwich and most importantly have regular social interaction”.
Mary Rance, CEO, Contact the Elderly, said: “We are hugely grateful to Hannah for taking to the sky in aid of Contact the Elderly, and raising a fantastic £630 so far to help us alleviate loneliness among older people.
“As the UK population continues to age, the demand for our service has never been greater and therefore the support of individuals like Hannah is imperative to our work.
“With 91pence of every pound going directly towards the growth of our tea party groups, there has never been a better way to support those who are completely cut off from society.
“As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Hannah to help us continue our vital work. Please back Hannah in her fundraising efforts so that Contact The Elderly can continue leading the fight against loneliness.”