An event company boss is for the high jump – for a good cause.
Stuart Evans, director at Fusion Meetings & Events, is planning a 15,000 ft charity parachute jump as part of his company’s support of Macmillan Cancer Care.
Mr Evans will be making the jump in Long Island, New Jersey, later in the summer with two of his long standing clients from International Student Exchange. They have had a number of European events organised for them by Fusion for the past six years.
Fusion Meetings & Events and its parent company, Fusion Group, has already raised £2k for Macmillan, its adopted charity, following a 5th Birthday party for Fusion Meetings & Events, held at the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh last September.
As well as Mr Evans’s charity jump, which has already raised almost £1000 for the charity through his just giving page, Fusion plan additional fund raising events throughout 2015 to support Macmillan.
He said: “Cancer affects us all and its likely one in two of us will be personally affected at some point in our life, this is a scary thought and a very scary statistic. After losing my mother (pictured) to lung cancer in December 2013 I decided I should do what I can to support the charity. Macmillan’s support is invaluable to cancer patients and their families during this stressful and upsetting time, he added.
“My impending parachute jump in the States is a once in a lifetime experience and I am feeling a mixture of trepidation and excitement. I am actually on holiday with my family at the time so they will be there to support me, although my wife has decided not to join me in actually doing a jump herself!
“It will be fantastic to complete this challenging feat with two of my most loyal clients who have supported Fusion Meetings & Events since almost the very beginning,” said Stuart. “Tom and I agreed we would do a Jump the next time I visited New York and I am a man of my word, I actually didn’t realise it would be so soon!”
“We’ll keep on raising money for Macmillan for the rest of this year and hopefully it will all contribute to a great total,” he said.