Falling for the fallen

JUMP From left, Toby Woodfine, Michael Friswell, Leonard Carter and Neil Bingham
JUMP From left, Toby Woodfine, Michael Friswell, Leonard Carter and Neil Bingham
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WORKERS at a communications company took the plunge for charity when they took part in a tandem skydive.

Leonard Carter, Toby Woodfine, Michael Friswell and Neil Bingham from Twisted Pair at Widley, took part in the Fall for the Fallen which is raising money for a military charity.

Twisted Pair learned about ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the skydive when they did some work for the charity.

Major Kate Philp was the first female soldier to lose a limb in Afghanistan and she said: ‘As an ambassador for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity I was thrilled to jump with them back in May.

‘I was just as excited to do it again and am determined to fundraise as much as possible – the total number of grants cases handled last year by The Soldiers’ Charity was 4,294, which is an increase of 22 per cent over the previous year, so the need for donations keeps on rising.’

The project aims to carry out a tandem jump for all 425 soldiers who have lost their life while on operations in Afghanistan.

For more information about the charity visit soldierscharity.org