Dad takes giant leap for charity

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A FATHER from Sheffield took a leap of faith when he jumped out of a plane to raise money for charity.

Andy Cummings, aged 33, jumped from 14,000ft to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

He not only had to rely on the support of friends, family, colleagues and customers in sponsoring him, but find people willing to form a charity skydiving team.

Andy, of Thornsett Road, Nether Edge, said: “When I was younger, I was a member of the Air Cadet Corps and flew gliders and small planes alongside an instructor.

“I know that heights aren’t everyone’s cup of tea and that finding fellow jumpers could prove tricky.

“It was a great experience, but perhaps the best feeling came from all the support I received, and for that I am extremely grateful.”

He was joined by colleague at kitchen company SieMatic Bianka Sothall, with customers Sarah Newton and Faye Harrison. Their jump raised more than £3,000 for the charity.