Skyfall! Agent Alex signs up for charity plane jump

ESTATE agent Alex Wilson will discover later this month if he has a head for heights – because he’s jumping out of a plane!

Alex, 46, the manager of Hunters on Mottram Road, is raising funds for Hyde based men’s mental health charity Mentell.

So he’s pledged to do a sky dive from 15,000 feet on June 16.

And while his staff won’t be following him out into the great blue yonder, they have arranged their own charity challenges for Mentell.

Marketing and office administrator Vickki Rutter, who is organising a sponsored motor bike ride in August, said: “Alex is a little nervous.

Vikki Rutter, Alex Wilson, Carole smith, Janet Clarke

“But he has sponsorship money coming in now so he can’t back out. However, he hasn’t done any training or attempted anything like this before.

“And 15,000 feet is the highest a novice can jump from. I will be on the ground to film it!”

Both Alex and Vickki hope to each raise at least £1,000 for Mentell which provides circles for over 18s to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.

Vikki’s own initial idea was to ride her Suzuki GS 500 from the Hunters to the Hunters Tavern, Stalybridge, via Matlock in Derbyshire on August 14.

But the number of participants is growing after Vicky spoke to the Royal Signals Bikers’ Association.

In keeping with Mentell’s raising awareness campaign of ‘turning your bar and turning your barbers blue’, she wants participants to turn their bikes blue or wear blue clothing.

Other staff members Carole Smith, Janet Clarke and Courtney Tate will be undertaking a sponsored 5K walk later this year.

• To sponsor Alex’s sky dive visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/huntersstalybridge

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