Charity skydive inspired by son’s memory of father

Chris Skidmore raised money for the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Gail Livingstone

Chris Skidmore raised money for the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Gail Livingstone - Credit: Archant

A Highbridge man has raised more than £1,200 by taking part in a sponsored skydive.

Chris Skidmore raised money for the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Gail Livingstone

Chris Skidmore raised money for the British Heart Foundation. Picture: Gail Livingstone - Credit: Archant

Chris Skidmore raised money for the British Heart Foundation in memory of his father, Bob, who died two years ago following a heart attack.

Chris, manager of three 1610 leisure centres in Somerset, wanted to honour his father who had always been a great source of inspiration to him.

He said: “My dad played a huge part in my life, he was someone who I have always looked up to and strived to be like for so many different reasons.

“The skydive was an amazing adrenaline rush as well as a fantastic experience and it gave me a chance to be completely taken out of my comfort zone.

“But more importantly it allowed me to raise money in memory of a great man and for a great cause.”

To donate, log on to www.justgiving.com/Chris-Skidmore2

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