Saffron CEO wing walks for charity

Robyn Hall

August 12, 2014

Strapped to the top wing of a vintage biplane, Jon was swept through the air at speeds of up to 135mph, above the Essex countryside. Aiming to raise £2,000 for charity, Jon challenged himself to the limits, given that he has a fear of heights.

The money Jon has raised through his heroic ordeal will go to the Saffron Building Society Community Fund. Established in 2010 and managed by Essex Community Foundation, the fund aims to support good causes of all kinds in the Society’s regions.

Jon Hall, CEO of Saffron Building Society, said: “I have to admit to having second and third thoughts but I was determined to complete the wing walk. Over the last few years we have been able to help fund the people and organisations in our region who work tirelessly to support those in need. I have met with many of the volunteers who run these organisations and they have inspired me to want to raise as much sponsorship as possible, to help more groups than ever this year.”

At the time of going to print, Jon had raised an amazing £2,270.00 for local charities. It is still possible to make donations on Jon’s Just Giving site: www.justgiving.com/jonhallwingwalk

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