Much-loved Jack Reynolds, 104, to fly in Tiger Moth for cancer charity

Jack Reynolds - who reached the grand old age of 104 this year - is hoping to become the world's oldest person to fly in a Tiger Moth aircraft.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 3:40 pm
Updated Monday, 25th July 2016, 4:54 pm
Picture on Jack Reynold's JustGiving page.
Picture on Jack Reynold's JustGiving page.

Great-grandfather Jack, of Hollingwood, plans to take a passenger ride in the plane on August 8 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

He said: "I feel this is a very worthy charity which needs every penny.

"I'm sure most people have loved ones who have been hit by this dreaded disease.

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"I'm using my age to help generate interest in this charity event as per my previous fundraising ventures."

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Giving the secret to a long and happy life, Jack once famously said: "Work hard, always smile, get plenty of fresh air and last but not least have a tot of Grouse whisky in your tea in the morning and a tot before bed."

Jack hit headlines around the globe in April when he became the oldest Brit to get a tatoo for his 104th birthday.

Not only did he enter the Guinness World Records book, he also raised more than £2,500 for Ashgate Hospicecare.

And at the age of 102 in summer 2014, lifelong Derbyshire resident Jack completed the ice bucket challenge dressed in nothing but a pair of Union Jack boxer shorts, raising thousands of pounds for the ALS Foundation.

He then celebrated with a glass of whisky.