‘Charity Champion’ Melissa’s leap of faith for Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimer’s Society is a cause close to my heart, and I hope my efforts will help other families who are living with dementia, and losing relatives to this illness. The fact that it is E.ON’s official charity helped my colleagues to really get on board and support my efforts.
Nineteen-year old Melissa Greenwood conquered her nerves at the thought of jumping out of an aeroplane mid-flight to successfully complete her first skydive and raise more than £2,300 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Melissa, who works in Customer Services for energy company E.ON at its Raw Dykes Road office, was supported by colleagues who sponsored her and helped with her fundraising efforts through cake sales and raffles. Melissa acts as a Charity Champion for E.ON at its Leicester site, co-ordinating awareness and fundraising activities. As a result of her skydive more than £2,300 will now be passed to the charity.
Alzheimer’s Society has been E.ON’s official charity partner since 2016, with all the money raised by employees and donated by the company going to help the work of community-based Dementia Support Workers.
Melissa said: “I’ve got friends who’ve completed charity challenges, everything from bake sales to climbing Snowdon and Kilimanjaro, and I always fancied pushing myself to do something similar for a good cause one day. I didn’t realise that day would come around so quickly though – my Grandad Terry had dementia and he died late last year, so it suddenly felt time for me to step up and do my bit.
”Alzheimer’s Society is a cause close to my heart, and I hope my efforts will help other families who are living with dementia, and losing relatives to this illness. The fact that it is E.ON’s official charity helped my colleagues to really get on board and support my efforts.”
Visit eonenergy.com/charity for more information about E.ON’s partnership with Alzheimer’s Society.
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