Steve Hodges, CEO of Astro Technology Group, who specialise in providing business technology solutions to a broad range of clients, is hoping to raise over £3,000 for the Eastbourne RNLI station and lifeboat crew, which, like all RNLI operations, is funded solely by donations and is crewed by volunteers. Steve is taking on the SkyDiving challenge following a serious incident in June of this year when he, his Fiancée Sam, and three friends were thankfully rescued after a dismasting on their yacht in the English Channel on their way to cross the Bay of Biscay.
The rescue was performed by a French Royal Navy Helicopter and the SNSM (French RNLI) and they were extremely grateful for their incredible efforts.
Steve said, “For understandable reasons, the French equivalent of our RNLI, levy a charge for this sort of rescue which we paid with pleasure and were gratefully reimbursed by our insurer GJW Direct. It was a seven-hour rescue mission in quite challenging conditions with everyone kept safe and well and our 12m yacht remaining above the water as she is today. It was greatly appreciated, but also reinforced to me just what our own RNLI crews, who we know and love, do for mariners on a daily basis. We have repaid the French for their service, and now I would like to balance that by raising an equivalent sum for our own wonderful team at the RNLI station in Eastboune”.
Steve has never jumped out of a plane before but has decided this is the very best way to help raise much needed funds for the charity! If you would like to donate anything at all, no matter how large or small, to Steve’s cause, please click on the link below.
Astro provides services ranging from full IT managed services, connectivity solutions and infrastructure deployments for key clients all over the world. It has its headquarters at Hawley Manor, Dartford, and offices in Calgary, Canada and Dubai with staff across the UK and partners across the rest of the world to service their global client base.”