They say ‘charity begins at home’ but one Yorkshire business man is taking that to a whole new level.
Leading housebuilder Miller Homes has pledged its support during 2014 to raise funds for Yorkshire Children’s hospice, Martin House, and one of its employees is set to tackle his fear, once again, by hurling himself from an aircraft – with a parachute of course.
Miller Homes’ customer service director, Neil Reaney,44, from Harrogate and son of former Leeds United and England fullback Paul Reaney, will take part in a sky dive on Saturday 14 June 2014 and is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the charity. Neil will be joined on his jump by three colleagues from the North West region of Miller Homes, Louise Davies, Pauline Barber and Jamie Ashworth.
Neil Customer Services Director for Miller Homes North said: It is sometimes easy to forget how lucky we are and take our precious children for granted as they go about their lives happy and well,” “Sadly, though there are others that are not so lucky and for whom Martin House provides support and care when they need it most.
Martin House Children’s Hospice offers support to around 400 families at any one time and approximately £5 million is required annually to fund the facility.
Neil said: Martin House is a fantastic place and if I can help to raise just a small amount of their required funding I’ll be thrilled.
As Miller Homes North Area’s chosen charity there will be other events planned during the year culminating in a charity ball I am organizing in aid of Martin House on 10 October at Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road.
Further information about Martin House Children’s Hospice can be found by visiting www.martinhouse.org.uk. whilst you can make a donation to Neil’s challenge by visiting www.justgiving.com/Neil-Reaney