Leap of Faith Skydive 2019

EBM team members jump in aid of Mind and Papyrus.

On 31 July, EBM founder Mick Bailey and Customer Care Representative Leon Bunn completed a skydive from two miles above ground. The jump raised over £2000 for Mind and Papyrus, two charities supporting those struggling with mental ill health.

After the jump, Mick said: “What an experience! I was pretty nervous before we went, but absolutely loved it. And it’s even better to know we helped such great charities.”

Leon added: “Amazing! It was really great to challenge myself as well as raise money for a charity that I feel passionate about.”

Mick is collecting in aid of mid- and north-Essex Mind, whilst Leon is fundraising for Papyrus.

Mind is a national charity which campaigns to improve mental health services and raises awareness of mental health issues. In Essex, they work to empower people by building on their personal goals through a range of community services.

Papyrus exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives by shattering the stigma around suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to suicidal behaviour.

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EBM covered the cost of the jump, meaning that 100% of funds raised will go direct to the charities. MD Mark Bailey comments: “We’re so proud of Mick and Leon. And we’re excited to help them in supporting these great causes”. EBM recently signed up to the “Where’s Your Head At?” manifesto, through which the business formally committed to fostering a supportive environment where mental health issues are treated equally with physical health matters.

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EBM Managed Services Group (formerly Essex Business Machines Ltd) provides managed print and IT services to a variety of industries and sectors. Now in the 14th Year of trading, EBM has continued to grow year-on-year, enjoying success as an independent reseller providing market-leading customer service to businesses throughout the East of England, including Essex, Suffolk, London, Cambridgeshire and Kent.