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Workers from Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre doing charity sky dive

Crystal Peaks staff charity parachute jump, John Loomes Rachel Wragg and Mark Antcliff

Crystal Peaks staff charity parachute jump, John Loomes Rachel Wragg and Mark Antcliff

 

Three workers from a Sheffield shopping centre are preparing for a charity sky dive – and one has never been in a plane before.

Crystal Peaks security guard John Loomes, electrician Mark Antcliff and cleaner Rachael Wragg will do a tandem sky dive in September to raise money for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in North Anston.

For John, aged 50, and 38-year-old Rachael, the thought of flying in a plane is nothing new.

However, for 42-year-old Mark, from Woodhouse, this will be his first experience in a plane.

John, of Stradbroke, said: “None of us have done this sort of thing before. In fact, Mark hasn’t even been in a plane before, never mind fly in one.

“For the last three or four years myself and Mark have been doing charity events including the Three Peaks Challenge. This time we decided to do something different and someone mentioned a sky dive.

“It seems exciting at the moment, but I’m sure the nerves will kick in soon.

“Mark has been doing a lot of research and has even looked up about parachute jumps gone wrong, and that hasn’t put him off.”

The group will sky dive from about 15,000 feet over Hibaldstow, Lincolnshire, on Sunday, September 21.

They hope to raise £1,500 and have set up a Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/teams/crystal-peaks

They will also be holding various fundraising events at the Waterthorpe shopping centre to help them reach their goal.

 

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