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Chigwell children’s hospice volunteer raises over £1,000 in daredevil skydive

01 Aug Chigwell children’s hospice volunteer raises over £1,000 in daredevil skydive

A daredevil volunteer from Chigwell has taken to the skies for Haven House Children’s Hospice with a skydive at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent.

Zac Hassan, from Fencepiece Road, plunged 13,000 feet in a tandem jump on 7 July and raised more than £1,000 for Haven House. Zac, who works at a local travel agent, started volunteering for Haven House in 2016.

He said: “In the past two years Haven House has rapidly become a charity very close to my heart which offers incredible respite care for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

“I have been fortunate enough to work, every week, alongside the Care team who provide vital support and care for these families. As well as supporting respite care, I help with the Teenage Cancer Group, the Dad’s Group and have also assisted with music therapy sessions. These are just a few of the of the additional services Haven House offers making it such a special place.”

Later this year, Zac plans to raise further funds for Haven House with a golf day at Chigwell Golf Club on Friday 7 September. Guests will have the chance to ‘Beat the Pro’ on the 10th hole and take part in a ‘Longest Drive’ and ‘Nearest to Pin’ competition. Guests will also be able to enjoy an evening drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner and live auction.