Sheffield businessman on a high after jumping out of a plane

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The managing director of a Sheffield logistics firm has raised more than £2,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft.

Despite being afraid of heights, DBL Logistics’ David Clarkson took the plunge for the hospice after accompanying Sheffield United players on a visit last Christmas.

David, whose company DBL Logistics is Sheffield’s United’s current back-of-shirt sponsor, also has a school friend whose daughter uses the hospice.

“The commitment and bravery on show at the hospice just made me take a step back and realise the work that goes on there, and I wanted to do something to help,” said David.

“Bluebell Wood inspired me to conquer my fear of heights and raise as much as possible for a fantastic cause.

“It was an absolutely incredible experience, the most surreal thing I’ve done in my life, and I’m delighted to have raised more than £2,000 in the process.

“I’d like to thank everyone who got behind the cause and donated, and also to everyone at Sheffield United for showing what a great family club it is and supporting the cause.”