KM&T skydiving staff raise 1,700 for Myton Hospice

28 August 2015 2 min. read
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Four staff members from KM&T management consulting have collected more than £1,700 for the Myton Hospices. The fundraising was achieved through the dare-devil event of sky-diving more than 13,000 ft, with the money to aid the people seeing their last days of life at the hospices.

KM&T is a management consultancy founded in 2004 and based in the Techno Centre Puma Way Coventry, UK. The firm has since grown to become an international provider of ‘Lean’ processes to public services, manufacturing and operations, and has helped large and small organisations globally achieve improved working processes. The firm uses a wide range of management and process tools, including Lean Six Sigma, Process Re-design, Knowledge Transfer, Process Improvement, as well as facilitating Change Management, Problem Solving and Project Management. KM&T has seen a significant year on year growth from 25% to 30% over the last 3 years, with the UK team consisting of over 50 consultants and ~50 contractors.

KM&T skydiving staff raise 1700 for Myton Hospice

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, four KM&T professionals earlier this year decided to launch a fundraising campaign for the Myton Hospice, a health care organisation with three sites: the Coventry Myton Hospice, the Warwick Myton Hospice and the Rugby Myton Hospice. The hospices provides services directly for 1,200+ patients, as well as bereavement counselling for nearly 500 family members. The hospice is run by roughly 300 staff members and 1,000 volunteers.

To support the work of the Myton Hospice, a “dare-devil” team from KM&T took to the skies to fundraise – plummeting 13,000 ft to raise funds. The team consisted of Senior Managing Consultant for Healthcare Simon Bricknell; Consultants Gulcan Telci and Holly Perfect; and Graphic Designer Silviu Hogasi. The members decided on the action after learning about the challenges faced by Myton Hospice during a recent team-building exercise. The fundraisers collected more than £1,700 with the hope that further donations are still to land safely in the arms of the hospice.

Speaking after the jump, Hogasi: says "It was surprisingly easy once you were on board and the plane had taken off, but before, and even looking back, it was extremely nerve racking!" “Hospices are amazing charities, providing specialist care to improve quality of life for people with cancer and other life-limiting conditions. Hospices are not only about end of life care, they are also about living well,” reflects Telci.