Caring Ricky Harding is taking the plunge and jumping out of a plane for a little girl.
Ricky, from Bedhampton, is taking part in a sky dive for his friend’s daughter, Sophia-Rose Cook.
Sophia-Rose, aged three, suffers from cerebral palsy and is due to undergo surgery in the summer.
But her family need to raise at least £22,000 for the surgery and then thousands more for aftercare.
To help out Ricky, who is friends with Sophia-Rose’s mum Juliette, is doing a sky dive.
He has already raised £1,700 for the dive on April 17.
And the 22-year-old is looking forward to the jump.
He said: ‘I am nervous because I have never done anything like this before.
‘I have done past fundraisers but they were no more extreme than getting my legs waxed.
‘This is definitely more nerve-racking than that.
‘But I have always wanted to do a sky dive and it was the first idea I had when I thought about fundraising for Sophia-Rose.’
Ricky says he wanted to help because the few minutes he spends coming back to earth will make a massive difference to Sophia-Rose.
He adds: ‘Something like this will make a huge difference to her life.
‘This operation is a big thing and she deserves it.
‘She will really benefit from it so I was definitely up for helping out.’
Ricky has already raised £1,700 by asking work colleagues and family to sponsor him.
But he thinks he will reach his £4,000 target because there are more people he is yet to ask.
He says: ‘I have set the target because I think I have a good chance of reaching it.
‘I have already got nearly half, which is great.
‘With a few more weeks until the dive and lots more friends to ask, I’m feeling confident that I can reach the £4,000.’
Ricky has been talking to Sophia-Rose about the jump and he says she is excited about it.
‘I have told her I am doing it and she is excited,’ he says.
‘I don’t think she knows anyone who has done this so she is excited.
‘Juliette, who I met through my girlfriend, is also excited and really appreciative.
‘I have had fantastic support from everyone.’
Ricky has also helped out with a family fun day that Juliette is organising.
He will be getting his legs waxed to help raise money.
To make a donation towards Sophia-Rose’s surgery, visit her fundraising page at justgiving.com/jvc92