£52,000 raised for NSPCC at Grindale

FAO PICTURE DESK: 'Sky's The Limit: Nigel Hague,83, father of MP William Hague, took part in a 10,000 feet tandem parachute freefall at the Skydive GB centre at Grindale, near Bridlington, to raise over �100,000 for the NSPCC charity. PIC CREDIT SIMON KENCH. 07712 936985

FAO PICTURE DESK: 'Sky's The Limit: Nigel Hague,83, father of MP William Hague, took part in a 10,000 feet tandem parachute freefall at the Skydive GB centre at Grindale, near Bridlington, to raise over �100,000 for the NSPCC charity. PIC CREDIT SIMON KENCH. 07712 936985

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THE 83-year-old father of Foreign Secretary William Hague is celebrating raising more than £100,000 for the NSPCC after completing a charity skydive at Grindale last weekend.

Nigel Hague, from Greasbrough completed the 10,000ft tandem parachute jump at the Skydiving Centre in Grindale, near Bridlington.

His daredevil exploits on Saturday raised £52,000 for the children’s charity and follow on from another fundraising challenge which he undertook two years ago, scaling the 3,209ft Scafell Pike in the Lake District in seven-and-a-half hours in 2009, raising more than £51,000.

Mr Hague said : “I really enjoyed the challenge of the sky dive, it was thrilling. I was fortunate that the weather held out and was glad to reach terra firma in one piece.

The NSPCC’s community fundraising manager for the East Riding, Claire Reading, paid tribute to Mr Hague’s efforts, which she claimed have been “truly remarkable”.