Skydiving cop takes charity leap

Chris Fielding
Chris Fielding

A Special Constable in Dronfield is taking on a charity skydive to raise money for the Blue Lamp Foundation.

Chris Fielding, 21, is jump 13,500 feet from an airplane today (Wednesday, October 10) at Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire, weather permitting.

Chris works full time in security at Chesterfield Royal Hospital, became a Special Constable when he was 18years old.

He said: “I’m more excited about the jump than nervous, as it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but I also thought it was a great opportunity to raise money for charity.

“I really wanted to support the Blue Lamp Foundation as I think it’s a really worthy cause.”

Police Constable David Rathband came up with the idea of creating a dedicated charity, while recovering in hospital from injuries he suffered after being shot by Raoul Moat in July 2010.

The charity, which was set up in October the same year, supports emergency services personnel who have been injured in the line of duty as a result of a criminal act. It aims to raise £1m by 2013.

To sponsor SC Fielding visit the website: www.justgiving.com/Chris-Fielding.