Couple take to the sky for charity jump

Dawn Tottle and Bill Saunders set to take on solo skydive
Dawn Tottle and Bill Saunders set to take on solo skydive
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A husband and wife team will take a leap of faith – all in the name of charity.

Dawn Tottle and Bill Saunders will jump 3,500ft out of a plane as part of a solo static line jump.

The jump is the first step for any adrenaline junkie to take in becoming a certified skydiver.

The couple, of Gudge Heath Lane, Fareham, will jump out of the plane individually, but there will be no freefall as their parachute will release automatically when they exit the aircraft.

Dawn said they pair have paid for the jump themselves, so that every penny they receive in donations will go directly to Fareham charity Autism Isolation No More.

The charity aims to provide a safe and secure environment where the children can be themselves, provide sympathetic understanding, listening to and sharing experience.

Dawn said: ‘I know first-hand what it is like to have someone you love on the autism spectrum.

‘My son has Asperger’s, but now that he is 17, I’m looking to get fully involved with helping the charity and giving something back.

‘I have always wanted to do a solo jump but now saying that I would do it for the charity has pushed me to do it.

‘Bill is really excited about the prospect but I have been terrified ever since we booked it.’

The pair have spent the past two days training for the jump before they launch themselves out of a plan at Old Sarum Airfield in Salisbury.

The couple will take on the daredevil stunt on Sunday.

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