Fareham dad completes sky dive for Rainbow Centre

Steve Bonnick with his son Charlie

Steve Bonnick with his son Charlie

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Caring dad Steve Bonnick took to the skies to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

He is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner after he completed a skydive with his colleagues.

Steve, from Fareham, smashed his target of £350. He was raising cash for The Rainbow Centre.

The centre, off Palmerstone Drive, in Fareham, helps his son Charlie who has cerebral palsy.

He managed to raise £500 by completing the skydive.

Steve says: ‘We decided to jump from 15,000ft instead of 10,000 which is the usual height when skydiving.

‘We thought ‘‘if we’re throwing ourselves out a plane, then why not go a bit further?’’’

He adds: ‘This is important to me because of Charlie and how much the centre helps him.’

Steve completed the sky dive last week with his colleagues Steve, Shaun, Lorraine, Paige, Amy, Alex, Martin and Gary.

Lucketts, a coach firm based in Fareham, gave the group use of a coach for free to get to the jump site in Salisbury.

This is not the first time they have completed a challenge. They did an abseil down the Spinnaker Tower last year raising £6,500.

Steve has set up a charity page to help raise donations.

All proceeds will be going to The Rainbow Centre which helps children with cerebral palsy as well as adults who have Parkinsons or have suffered a stroke. To donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/skydive1

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