Septuagenarian Dave Compton from Northend says everyone thinks he’s mad to be jumping out of an aircraft at his age, but he’s determined to take on the charity challenge to raise money for Guide Dogs.
He and his family have been involved with the organisation that’s so close to his heart for three decades, starting as puppy walkers.
Dave, 73, was a volunteer driver for seven years and is now a volunteer tour guide at the National Breeding Centre at Bishop’s Tachbrook.
He has no qualms about his skydive on Sunday (October 16) and said: “I’m going to leap out of the aircraft at 10,000 ft and will freefall for about 5,000 ft, then the instructor I’ll be tethered to will hopefully open the parachute so we can drift safely back to earth.” He smiled: “I don’t suppose he has a death wish so I feel quite confident.”
All the money raised will go to the charity. To sponsor him click here.