Fancy jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet to raise funds for fellow OSH professionals in need of help?
IOSH Council member Anne Issacs is doing just that – taking part in a sky dive this weekend to raise money for IOSH’s Benevolent Fund and two other charities.
Anne is a trustee of the Benevolent Fund, which provides support for members of the Institution who have fallen on difficult times, including extended ill health or disability or a prolonged period of unemployment.
Anne said: “I’m very excited, which surprises a lot of people. They keep saying to me ‘you’re the last person I’d expect to do something like this’. “There are risks, of course, but there are risks for everyday activities.”
Registered with the Charity Commission and with a history dating back more than 20 years, the fund can help by providing people with practical help during a period of illness, aids for temporary or permanent disability, and help during unemployment, including education or training fees.
Anne will do the sky dive on Saturday 5 October in Salisbury and is hoping to raise £2,000 combined for the three charities.
She added: “The Benevolent Fund is very important. People never know what is around the corner, when they may need some support. The fund is there to provide that support and I’m delighted to be able to make a contribution to it.”
To make a donation for Anne’s jump, click here.