Joint skydive raises £5,200

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A dad and an uncle who jumped 10,000 feet from a plane in a joint sky dive have raised £5,200 between them for Clic Sargent.

Paul Smith and Mark Mumby took on the feat as a thank you to the charity for the support it provided when Sam, 18, was diagnosed with cancer.

Clic Sargent was one of the charities that contacted the Corby Glen family - Sam, his mum Sara and dad Paul - and saw them through their darkest days.

Sam has recovered following surgery and treatments.

The skydive on August 23 was to repay the kindness, Sam’s uncle Mark said.

Mark, of Morton, near Bourne, said: “There was a nail biting seven hour wait before we were called to put on our overalls and harnesses and board the plane. Family members made their way to the landing area and waited with baited breath for the little dots to appear from the plane. There was relief all round when we landed safely.”

Paul said: “It was certainly an experience, but neither of us will be rushing to do it again, although it was worth every second to support such an amazing charity.”

Paul, who owns a garage in Corby Glen, and Mark said they wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ to family members who turned out to support them and endured the long wait.

Paul said: “Enormous thanks also to our customers and everyone else who supported us. We have been astounded by the support and generosity of our community in raising such a huge amount of money.”