Daredevil volunteer Zac Hassan took to the skies for Haven House last month with a skydive at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent.

Zac, from Chigwell, plunged 13,000 feet in a tandem jump and raised more than £1,000 for Haven House on Saturday 7 July.

Zac, who works at a local travel agent, started volunteering for Haven House in 2016.

He said: "In the past two years Haven House has rapidly become a charity very close to my heart which offers incredible respite care for children and young people with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.

“I have been fortunate enough to work, every week, alongside the Care team who provide vital support and care for these families. As well as supporting respite care, I help with the Teenage Cancer Group, the Dad’s Group and have also assisted with music therapy sessions. These are just a few of the of the additional services Haven House offers making it such a special place.”

Later this year, Zac plans to raise further funds for Haven House with 'Zac's Golf Day' at Chigwell Golf Club on Friday 7 September.

Guests will have the chance to ‘Beat the Pro’ on the 10th hole and take part in a ‘Longest Drive’ and ‘Nearest to Pin’ competition.

Guests will also be able to enjoy an evening drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner and live auction.

Zac said: "I look forward to seeing you on 7 September for what is set to be a superb day. As well as being a lot of fun, this event is a great way for local businesses to support Haven House, either by sponsoring a hole on the course or donating a fabulous prize to the live auction.

“I am hoping that between us, we can be involved in a day filled with fun, laughter and of course strong competition to raise funds and awareness for Haven House.”

Ginny Donnelly, Community Fundraiser at Haven House, said: “Zac is a wonderful volunteer and whether it’s plunging from an aircraft or putting on a spectacular golf day, he really goes the extra mile to raise funds for our hospice.”

To book your place for 'Zac's Golf Day' please visit our event page

Find out more about our skydive and other challenge events along with volunteering at Haven House.