Home Carer Completes Charity Sky Dive
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) Home Carer Colin McKechnie recently completed a 10,000ft sky dive raising £900 for the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
Colin said: “In addition to my job as a Home Carer I also work as a Healthcare Support Worker in the Children’s Hospital. I previously spent nine years in the army and was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
“Upon leaving the army I discovered that helping people was what inspired me, I volunteered with Child Line for three years before starting my job in the hospital working in adult A & E before recently moving to Children’s A & E. Working there has saved my life, it is like therapy to me. I absolutely love it.
“I wanted to give something back to the hospital so decided to complete the skydive at St Andrew’s Parachute Centre. I’ve done some scary things during my army career, but this was different. I hate flying so had to fight my fear to even get up there.
“The jump was initially delayed for four hours because it was overcast and we had to wait for the clouds to clear, so I had to sweat it and not let my nerves get the better of me in the run up.
“However, it was an amazing experience and I’m glad I did it. The money I raised will be donated to the Schiehallion Ward which treats children with cancer.”
Colin’s manager Angela Currie said: “Colin’s Home Care colleagues are very proud of him. Well done Colin, what a fantastic achievement for such a worthy cause.”
If you would like to donate to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity visit http://www.glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org/donate