Daredevil leap raises funds

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A COUSIN of hero South Yorkshire paratrooper Ben Parkinson leapt from the skies to help raise money for injured troops - then his friends staged a charity music night.

The events raised more than £1,000 for Help For Heroes.

Tim Adams, from Kimberworth, raised £650 from the sponsored skydive alone.

The music event, at Broadgate Working Men’s Club, Kimberworth, raised a further £350 and Ben was among the guests.

About 150 people attended the small club, filling it. Organisers thanked the artists who took part.