CHARITY: Friends to skydive for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

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TWO daredevil friends are set to leap out of an aeroplane to raise money for charity.

Julian Barker Fisher (24), of Ormerod Road, Burnley, and Kelly Daley (25), from Colne, will take the plunge in Lancaster on April 6th in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

Julian, a teacher, who works in Crawshawbooth, suffers from Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel condition, and decided to do the skydive to raise both funds and awareness.

He then said he asked his friends for help and Kelly, who is set to start work as a trainee nurse later this year, was the one who volunteered.

“I’ve had it for three years and it took seven or eight months before I got a final diagnosis,” said Julian, a former St Theodore’s High School pupil.

“Sometimes I get it for about three or four weeks at a time and then I feel better. It comes and goes.

“I’ve done different things to raise money over the years but this time I wanted to step it up.

“We’ve had a lot of support. We’ll free fall for a mile and then pull the cord and float down for another mile. I’m really excited about it.”

To sponsor Julian and Kelly visit