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Hemyock man to skydive for charity
8:00am Tuesday 20th August 2013 in Devon
A RETIRED businessman from Hemyock is marking his 75th birthday by jumping 15,000ft out of a plane.
Brian Standring is doing a tandem skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield at the end of August, and hopes to raise £5,000 for four good causes.
They are Hemyock Pre-School, Hemyock Scouts, St Mary’s Church, Hemyock Baptist Church, Dementia UK and children’s charity Sparks.
Brian said: “I thought rather than celebrate it by having a slightly bigger cake with a candle on it I’d do something I hadn’t done before because it’s a milestone birthday.
“I’m not nervous – the skydive team at Dunkeswell are very experienced and the safety up there is second to none.
“I expect when I’m about to launch out across the Devon countryside I might have a twang, but I’m more worried about raising the money.”
To sponsor Brian, visit www.just giving.com/teams/Brian-Strandring
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