Posted 31st May

Ideal Standard raises £4,000 for charity with skydive

31st May 2019 - 10:42am
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A duo from Ideal Standard – marketing product manager Mike Smelt and channel marketing executive Ilaria Genovese – recently completed a tandem skydive to raise more than £4,000 for the Hull Samaritans.

“Jumping 15,000ft out of a plane was an incredible experience, but supporting such a brilliant cause like the Samaritans was even better,” said Smelt. “It was fantastic to be able to take part in the jump with my colleagues.”

Genovese added: “When I was asked if I’d be interested in skydiving for Hull Samaritans, I didn’t think twice! It’s such fantastic charity, dedicated to helping some of the UK’s most vulnerable people. It was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed myself!”

Another member of Ideal Standard’s marketing team also recently joined the Habitat for Humanity – Global Village Trip programme to travel to Malawi to help build homes for vulnerable families.

Sector marketing executive Ashley Smith will be joined on the trip by Miller Homes CEO Chris Endsor – who reached out to its suppliers, including Ideal Standard, for volunteers to accompany its team – and 15 others.

“I was delighted to be asked to join Miller Homes and the other volunteers on this trip,” Smith said. “We’ve always worked closely with Miller Homes and supported the incredible work it does for people who really need it the most, particularly those in developing areas.

“Without Miller Homes, this project wouldn’t be happening so I’m really proud to be involved and part of a team that is making a huge difference to communities in Malawi. Providing families with somewhere they feel safe and secure is so important and I can’t wait to get started.”

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