On 23rd January, Identity Consult Director, Malcolm Churchill, overcame his severe fear of heights to jump off the Baltic in Gateshead on a zip wire.
This wasn’t for a dare, but to support the Percy Hedley Foundation in their Challenge 500 fundraising appeal.
The charity, which meet the needs of disabled people with cerebral palsy, communication impairments, sensory impairments and complex learning, social care and therapeutic needs, organise a yearly six-month long challenge to raise funds for their capital projects.
This recently resulted in the completion of a hydrotherapy pool which Identity Consult helped realise as Employer’s Agents and Cost Managers.
Identity Consult has supported the charity in a number of projects over the past four years and Malcolm is a great example of the passion the whole organisation puts into it.
After an agonising three hour wait, Malcolm, or Mal the Fearless as he has been dubbed by colleagues, jumped from the 42m high building, accompanied by Percy Tedley, the Challenge 500 mascot.
Both survived the plunge and raised £365 for the Percy Hedley Foundation in the process. The Identity Consult team thank Malcolm for his bravery for this great cause.
To find out more about his jump, listen to his radio interview with Heartor check out the Twitter hashtag#MalTheFearless.