Barnstaple Town Clerk Will Austin is completing a 15,000ft Tandem Skydive at Dunkerswell in aid of the Over and Above Cancer and Wellbeing Centre Appeal. The Appeal is hoping to raise £1.5m to build a centre for cancer patients and their loved ones. The centre will be a dedicated space available to anyone affected by cancer and other illnesses, offering a wide range of information and support services, all within a comfortable environment. The centre will also provide a relatives accommodation wing. Whilst patients are being treated in hospital and relatives want to be close by, they will be able to book one of the three en-suite family sized bedrooms.
Will Austin, Town Clerk said, “I am absolutely terrified of heights and this is going to get my adrenaline pumping. The staff here at the council put my name forward and are helping me with fundraising for this very worthwhile charity appeal.”
Ian Roome, Head of Fundraising and Volunteering at the charity said ” We are immensely grateful to Will for his bravery in taking up this challenge as I know he is especially scared of heights. We want to encourage others to do this challenge for us and they can actually do it most days of the year.”
Do you want to help Will and do the challenge with him? If so the date is Saturday 14th July at Dunkerwell Airfield near Honiton, Devon. Contact Over and Above on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01271 311772