David takes the plunge

A Sheffield man who is scared of heights is to take the plunge for charity and jump out of a plane from 15,000ft.

David Clarkson, aged 47, from Millhouses, volunteered to do a tandem skydive after a visit to the hospice during Sheffield United’s Christmas visit.

David, the managing director of Sheffield United’s back-of-shirt sponsors DBL Logistics, said: “Being a part of Sheffield United’s community visit day really opened my eyes to the wonderful work that Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice do.

“I was overwhelmed by the bravery of the children and their families and the hard work and dedication of the staff, so I wanted to support them in any way possible.

“Taking on a skydive is going to be a challenge as I’m not too fond of heights, but I hope to raise more than £5,000 by doing this and I hope that can go some way to helping such a worthy cause.”

Jo Berry, events fundraiser for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “Money raised by people setting themselves sponsored challenges such as this helps us to continue to care for and support children and young adults.”