Managing director set for 180ft abseil

Andrew Leach, managing director of SJA Health Insurance, is set to take on a 180ft abseil down Arundel Castle in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice SUS-180509-094745001
Andrew Leach, managing director of SJA Health Insurance, is set to take on a 180ft abseil down Arundel Castle in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice SUS-180509-094745001

A Pulborough-based insurance broker has announced that it will donate a percentage of its new business income to two charities as well as the proceeds from an 180ft abseil by its managing director.

SJA Health Insurance’s new fundraising initiative will support both Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice in Arundel and the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance until further notice.

The sponsored abseil down Arundel Castle by Andrew Leach is set to take place on Saturday September 29.

He said: “We are very much part of the community and, given our company’s focus on health, these two charities seemed worthy recipients of our support.

“Both organisations rely heavily on support from their communities and SJA Health Insurance is happy to play its part in helping to fund this vital work even if it does mean me abseiling 180ft off a tower!”

The vital work performed by both charities struck a chord for the staff at SJA Health Insurance.

There are potentially 1,000 families with life-limited children in Sussex and Chestnut Tree House offers support including psychological and bereavement support and end-of-life and short-break care.

It currently costs more than £3.9million each year to provide all the care services offered by Chestnut Tree House.

Families are never charged for their care and less than 6p in every pound is funded by the Government, so the hospice relies heavily on the generosity, help and support of the people of Sussex.

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), responding to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies. They operate 24 hours a day.

If you wish to sponsor you can do so by visiting http://www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/AndrewLeachSJA