A husband and wife team are set to make their first skydive as part of a world record attempt to make the most tandem drops in 24 hours.
Lucy and Joe Taylor of Wellington Road, Bridlington are taking to the skies to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Charity.
The couple, who have three young children, were so moved by the story of teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton who raised more than three million pounds for the charity through a global internet campaign before his death last year, that they wanted to help.
“It is something I had always wanted to do but it had to be for a good reason,” said Lucy, 27, who works at Holland and Barrett in Bridlington. The store have generously donated £1,000.
Husband Joe 28, an ex-serviceman and former Bridlington Free Press advertising executive now works as a detention officer for North Yorkshire Police. He is also a retained firefighter at Bridlington Fire Station.
The couple have already raised an additional £300 in donations which easily covers the £700 needed to do the jump with £2,000 the target.
They will make their skydive along with others as part of the record breaking attempt in July.
The aim is to break the current record of 290 jumps in 24 hours by making at least 350 jumps during the same period.
Holland and Barrett are going to donate a further £250 if the world record is broken. “Fortunately we are only doing it once,” said Lucy.
Anyone wanting to make a donation can visit their Just Giving website at www.justgiving.com/Lucy-Taylor23 or can text 70070 followed by LBXG98 then the amount. People can still take part in the skydive. They just need to go to the Teenage Cancer Trust website and sign up.