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Sky is the limit for charity leap

One Giant Leap: Pals Aaron Fordham (left) and Matt Celino are gearing up to do a skydive to aid the Great North Air Ambulance.

One Giant Leap: Pals Aaron Fordham (left) and Matt Celino are gearing up to do a skydive to aid the Great North Air Ambulance.

THE sky is the limit for two daredevil mates.

Aaron Fordham, from Seaton Carew, and pal Matt Celino will be thrown out of an aeroplane from 10,000 feet as they look to raise cash for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Aaron, 27, came up with the idea after seeing an appeal for charity skydivers by firm Skydive St George in the Mail and persuaded close friend Matt, 26, to join him.

He said: “The air ambulance is a great charity and I just wanted to raise awareness.

“I have never done a skydive before and I have a bit of a problem with being at heights but thought it would be better for the sponsorship by doing something outside my comfort zone.

“I’m nervous and excited.”

Aaron and Matt, a multi-skilled operator for an oil rig firm, who lives in Newcastle, have raised the £500 to secure their seat in the jump from Durham Tees Valley Airport.

They are now busy collecting sponsorship from friends, family and anyone who wants to support the Great North Air Ambulance.

The service, which serves the North East and Cumbria needs to raise £4m a year.

The lads hope to raise as much as they can for the charity.

They will put their lives in the hands of instructors who they will be attached to during the skydive on September 6.

Aaron, a press operator for TMD Friction, in Hartlepool, has previously abseiled down the town’s Marks and Spencer for a cancer charity.

If you want to sponsor them go to their webpage at www.createanddonate.co.uk and search for their names.

You can also call Aaron direct on 07587933449.

 

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