Jumping out of a plane for a colleague and charity

A member of the GoldMoney team in Jersey has decided to make a skydive jump to raise funds for charity. Kathrin Hasenkampf, a bookkeeper at GoldMoney, wants to make the 10,000 feet dive after being inspired by her work mate's strength in dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Kathrin will be making the tandem parachute jump in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Jersey Cancer Trust: 'I have never done anything like this before, but one of my colleagues was diagnosed with cancer in December and I just thought she was amazing, still coming into work while having her treatment, and so I wanted to do something. I'm fully funding the jump myself as I want all the donations to go straight to the charities.'

To give Kathrin some moral support she has invited the rest of her GoldMoney colleagues to witness her jump. GoldMoney CEO, Geoff Turk said they were looking forward to it: 'It's not often I get to say that we're delighted one of our employees is flinging themselves out of plane, but in this case I can. Kathrin's reasons for jumping goes to show just what a close knit team we have at GoldMoney, and I'm pleased to say that we have started the fundraising with a donation from the company.'

Kathrin is hoping to jump on 31st August landing at Bel Royal. She has set up a JustGiving page from where donations will go to Cancer Research UK, and all offline donations will go to Jersey Cancer Trust. Kathrin has already held a fundraising cake bake at work and plans to do more before the jump.

'I'm not doing any training, but I am trying to ensure I don't eat too many of the cakes I'm baking for the fundraising - I wouldn't want to put excess stress on the parachute! I'm really looking forward to it, albeit a little apprehensive, but my colleague is really appreciative of what I am doing for her and the two chosen charities. We just all wish her well and I hope that what I'm doing will go towards helping her and others in fighting this illness.'

Kathrin's JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/Kathrinandcaro


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