Here at Experience Mad we don't just sell fantastic experience days and experience gifts, we like to get involved. And we also like to help a good cause along the way.
Our Customer Services Manager, Michelle Hughes – 28-year old mum and now charity fundraiser – is more used to arranging helicopters or hot tubs for our clients. But last year Michelle’s mum was injured in a riding accident, and now Michelle is raising funds for the organisation that saved her life – by throwing herself out of a plane!
“I’ve never really been one to embrace change,” says Michelle. “My New Year’s Resolution was to try some new foods! But I’ve been thinking more and more about a skydiving experience and how I’d regret it if I never did one. Then Steve, my boss, said he would sponsor me to do it for charity. I chose the Essex Air Ambulance, who rescued my mum last year after her horse tripped and rolled on her during a hack out. She broke ribs and her pelvis but she was too isolated for a regular ambulance to reach her, so the air ambulance was called, they reached her fast and got her to hospital in record time!"
"She has now fully recovered and I thought this would be a way to show my thanks to the 'hunky' (mum's words) air ambulance guys!”
Michelle is doing a tandem skydive, so come 13 May she will be strapped to an instructor before taking the 12,000ft plunge. After a 7,000ft freefall, during which they will reach a speed of approximately 120mph, the instructor will deploy the parachute and the jumpers will float gently back to earth.
To sponsor Michelle, please go to http://www.justgiving.com/Michelle-Hughes84
Skydiving is one of Experience Mad's most popular experiences and we're currently offering a tandem skydive, like Michelle's at the discounted price of £249. We're also offering affiliates an extra 5% discount code on all our Skydiving, Parachuting and Indoor Skydiving experiences. The discount code link is shown below:
About Experience Mad:
We constantly search out new and exciting experience days at the best locations, in the best planes, trains and automobiles money can buy and all at the best possible prices. For people who prefer to relax to the max we have spa days, hotel breaks and a variety of other unforgettable treats.
About Essex Air Ambulance:
The Essex Air Ambulance is a helicopter emergency medical service with the ability to access remote areas quickly, bringing highly qualified clinicians and sophisticated life-saving equipment to patients within the first few vital minutes of an emergency. It costs around £250,000 each month to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. The Charity is reliant upon donations from the people of Essex who give generously in order to keep the county's life-saving helicopter service in the air. We can't fly without you! Essex Air Ambulance. Charity Registration No. 1108989