Daredevil Ribble Valley 'superheroes' complete 14,000ft charity skydive
For Bill Honeywell, Deborah Bootle, Andy Belcham and Clare Jackson took a different kind of "giant leap" as part of a fundraising drive for community projects.
Seven members had agreed to do the skydive, including former Clitheroe Mayor Mary Robinson, but after two earlier postponements due to the weather, it became impossible to find a date that suited everyone so the first "cohort" took part last Sunday.
Andy, who even managed to wear his Superman T-shirt on the outside of his jumpsuit, said: “I had a fantastic time. The best bit was actually jumping out of the plane from 14,000 feet; thanks to all those who sponsored me over £600 towards Rotary-supported charities”.
Charity stalwart, Bill Honeywell, commented: “It was worth waiting 66 years for! Hurtling towards the ground at 120mph and then apparently stopping in mid-air when the parachute opens was just an amazing experience!” In total, £2,450 was raised for community projects."