EBM founder, Mick Bailey and Customer Care Representative Leon Bunn completed a skydive from two miles above ground, raising over £2000 for Mind and Papyrus, two charities supporting those struggling with mental ill health.
Taking place on 31st July, EBM covered the cost of the jump, meaning that 100 per cent of funds raised will go direct to the charities. Mick is collecting in aid of mid- and north-Essex Mind, whilst Leon is fundraising for Papyrus.
Mick said, “what an experience. I was pretty nervous before we went but absolutely loved it. And it’s even better to know we helped such great charities.”
Leon said, “It was really great to challenge myself and raise money for a charity that I feel passionate about.”
Mind is a national charity which campaigns to improve mental health services and raises awareness of mental health issues. In mid- and north-Essex, they work to empower people by building on their personal hopes and aspirations. This is achieved through an effective system of community services.
Papyrus exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.
Mark Bailey, MD added, “we’re so proud of Mick and Leon and excited to have been able to help them in supporting these great causes.”
As a firm, EBM recently signed up to the ‘Where’s Your Head At?’ manifesto, by which the business formally committed to fostering a supportive environment where mental health issues are treated equally with physical health matters.