Six friends are falling out for charity – falling out of a plane at 14,000 feet, that is.
A skydive in aid of Blythe House Hospice was the idea of Buxton man Mathew Milner, who turns 40 this year and wanted to take part in a once-in-a lifetime challenge.
After mentioning it to friends, he persuaded Eamon Farrelly, Adam Jackson, whose birthday falls on that date, and John Cartledge who is even scared of heights to take part. Edward Holland joined in, and persuaded his father Philip Holland to make the jump as well!
All money raised from the skydive will help towards bringing the Hallé Orchestra back to the Buxton Opera House for its third gala concert in aid of Blythe House Hospice.
Pat Holland, Blythe House Trustee and owner of J Sidebotham & Son, Jewellers in Buxton, is again masterminding fund-raising for the event so that the £20,000 cost of the concert is paid for – and all money from the ticket sales will then go entirely to Blythe House.
If you would like to sponsor the ‘Super Six Skydivers’ please visit their just giving page at: http://www.justgiving.com/blythehouseskydive or call into J Sidebotham & Son Jewellers.
Anyone who is interested in sponsoring the Hallé Concert can contact Pat Holland on 01298 71938 or Lucy Marsden at Blythe House Hospice on 01298 815388. Tickets for the Hallé Gala Fundraising Concert are available now from the Buxton Opera House Box Office on 0845 127 2190.