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Raising £1,000 to help children, young people and adults have life changing experiences

A Client Support Manager from Crewe is taking part in a skydive for a local charity, Inner Trust. Steph Howman will raise funds for Inner Trust, a non-profit organisation that aims to make a difference to young people who have mental health challenges or have disabilities that prevent them from achieving their dreams.

Steph was inspired to raise money for Inner Trust after being introduced to the charity through work and the Cheshire Connect skill sharing initiative, which encourages local businesses to offer skills for free to charities and not for profit organisations across the region.

She said, “Throughout my late teens and early twenties, I suffered from anxiety and self-doubt. However, in accessing support, I was able to overcome my fears and achieve a lifetime goal of travelling to the U.S. and Bali.

“Two years on, I have decided to challenge myself once more with a skydive. I hope to raise £1,000 for this worthwhile charity, which will be matched by my employer, Assurant, up to a value of U.S. $1000.”

Spencer Hickson from Inner Trust added, “Steph has kindly offered to do this skydive to help us continue our work with children, young people and older adults in and around Cheshire. The funds Steph raises will go towards VR equipment that will allow our users to experience activities they would like to do, but due to disability or cost they may never experience in reality, such as going on a roller-coaster, flying in a plane or hot air balloon, standing on Everest or at the Grand Canyon, or walking around New York City. Steph’s skydive will help change so many lives, giving a truly life changing positive experience.”

Steph has paid an initial £75 towards the skydive. The remaining £180 will be taken from her fundraising, with all other funds raised going to Inner Trust.

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