Pals will be soaring high to raise money for charity

Calum Millington (left) and Chris Edwards
Calum Millington (left) and Chris Edwards
Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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For their brave plan to take part in a charity skydive, this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winners are Chris Edwards and Calum Millington.

Chris, of Fratton Road, Fratton, works with Calum, of Lawrence Road, Southsea, at the John Jacques pub, in Fratton Road, Portsmouth.

The pub chain Wetherspoons has been supporting Clic Sargent, a children’s cancer organisation, since 2002, and two months ago the pair decided to organise a fundraiser.

Chris, 25, said: ‘We wanted to help raise money, so we decided to do a skydive because it was something different.’

Jumping separately from a plane at 13,000ft, both Chris and Calum, 29, will be attached to two instructors, and will experience accelerated freefall before pulling the parachute open.

Neither of the two friends have skydived before.

‘I’m very nervous, especially since I’m afraid of heights,’ explained Chris.

‘But we’re looking forward to taking part.’

The skydive was due to take place earlier this month, but was called off due to bad weather conditions.

The pair have already raised £1,100, mostly from a charity bucket set up at Portsmouth Football Club.

Calum said: ‘We’ve had really good help from football fans and local customers.

‘And neither of us are particularly fond of heights, so the skydive will be a challenge.’