Facing up to their fear of heights

sp91088 Alcholics Support Group Paraschute Jump.Back  L-R, Keith Sutton, Lloyd Mcgregor, Shaun Hamer, Gary Topley, Alan Hill. Front, Charlene Maycock, Jamie Dolan, Lee Cropper, Ann Starkey.
sp91088 Alcholics Support Group Paraschute Jump.Back L-R, Keith Sutton, Lloyd Mcgregor, Shaun Hamer, Gary Topley, Alan Hill. Front, Charlene Maycock, Jamie Dolan, Lee Cropper, Ann Starkey.
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THESE brave souls are plunging up to 14,000 feet for charity - despite being afraid of heights.

A group of ten will take to the skies for a tandem parachute jump in aid of the British Liver Trust, a cause close to their hearts as members or supporters of the Free From Addiction alcohol support group group.

For most it will be a day to face their fears as well as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“I’m absolutely petrified of heights”, said support group founder Gary Topley.

“I can go up a ladder but not back down, I’m not sure whether it is vertigo or what.

“When you have a fear you’ve got to try and overcome it.

“We’re all there as a group to support each other and I’ve got to lead by example.”

The group need to raise £4,300 for the jump, to take place at Langer Airfield in Nottingham in October.

To sponsor them visit www.justgiving.com/freefromaddictionproject/.

• Free From Addiction is a unique peer-to-peer alcohol support group.

For help, advice or information visit www.freefromaddiction.co.uk.