Daredevils to raise cash for charity
PUBLISHED: 14:39 26 July 2011 | UPDATED: 14:53 26 July 2011
A GROUP of daredevils from Weston will jump 15,000ft from a plane for charity next week.
Several plucky residents from the resort will leap from an aircraft in Honiton to raise cash for the Charlie Derrick Music Bursary.
The charity was inspired by Weston musician and former Worle Community School pupil, Charlie Derrick, who tragically died in a car accident in 2003, aged 20.
His mum Julie, good friend Ryan Inglis, and many others have been fundraising for years in his memory.
The bursary supports the Footprint charity which creates opportunities for unsigned musicians in North Somerset.
Ryan, of Bleadon, said: “We are in our eighth year of fundraising and have raised more than £20,000 which has been given to young people to use for music related activities, such as guitar tuition.
“None of us have done a skydive before so we are a bit nervous, but it’s all for a great cause.
“The skydive will help to raise money for young musicians in schools who show determination and talent within their chosen instrument or love of music.
“I believe a creative mind is a happy mind and with Government funding being cut it is up to small organisations like Footprint to do a little something.
“Little or large every penny gets used wisely and helps the musical community in various ways.”
The thrill-seekers will take part in the jump on August 5 and will celebrate afterwards at a live music event in Back Bar in High Street, Weston, at 9pm.
Other people taking part in the skydive include Catherina Rinaldi, Sara Gough,
Sophia Pope, Jasmine Montakhab, Zoe Williams, Jo Findlay, Will Taylor, Peter Fealey, Matt Stevenson and Chris Robinson.
To sponsor them visit www.ryaninglis.com/bursary