Two men, with a fear of heights, are to skydive on Monday 2 August to raise funds for a mental health charity.
Nigel and Andy, members of staff of Cherry Tree Nursery in Northbourne and Chestnut Nursery in Poole are raising money for the Sheltered Work Opportunities Project (SWOP).
Nigel, not content with being strapped to a bi plane on a wing walk last year, is now going to jump out of a plane to raise funds for the project and this time Nigel with be joined by Andy.
Nigel said: “Mental health affects all of us at some point in our lives and these past 15 months have seen many people at breaking point. Mental illness is invisible and presents differently for each person. We are receiving lots of new referrals for our charity and are committed to helping as many as we possibly can.
“I have made a choice to challenge my own anxieties and fears, which are temporary, compared to many of the people we work with, and I can use their incredible coping skills and strategies to help me face my own particular fears of heights and flying.”
Andy said: “Working at Chestnut Nursery has given me a deep respect for our volunteers. The courage that it takes for them to overcome the challenges of living with a mental illness is inspiring. So despite my phobia of heights, I am challenging myself to leap out of a plane.”
If you would like to support the men log onto: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1009922&campaignId=17828&utm_source=extbtn&utm_campaign=donatebtn
Donations can also be made in the retail shops which are open Tuesdays to Sundays 10-3pm.
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