Local headteacher, doctors and dentists to skydive for Lyme Regis cancer charity

Dan Watts, headteacher at The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, will be skydiving for charity

THE headteacher of The Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis, as well as a group of local doctors and dentists, are all planning skydives to raise funds for Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support.

Headteacher Dan Watts will be completing a 15,000ft skydive at Dunkeswell Airfield.

He said: “I have recently been asked, by a retired pilot, why I would consider throwing myself out of a perfectly good airplane. A good question and a simple answer, why not?

“The jump has been planned to raise money for Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support who aim to provide assistance for anyone living with and beyond cancer in our community, including relatives and carers, regardless of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage.

“They provide information, educational literature and hold meetings around a variety of issues surrounding a cancer diagnosis or specific cancers.

“This is a great opportunity to support this fantastic local organisation. Please help me to help them by making a donation.”

Dan has already raised more than £600 of his £1,000 target and can be sponsored online at localgiving.org/fundraising/DanJumps

Axminster GP Dr Nick Hodges, his wife and anaesthetist Alice Hodges, and his brother Sandy Hodges and parter Jess Waite, who are both local dentists

Axminster Medical Practice GP Dr Nick Hodges will also be jumping out of a plane along with his wife, anaesthetist Alice Hodges, and brother Sandy Hodges and his parter Jess Waite, who are both local dentists.

They have personally covered all of the costs of the jump, so any money raised will go to the charity.

The family team have already raised more than £1,300 of their £1,400 target and can be sponsored online at localgiving.org/fundraising/doctorsdentists

Both skydives will take place on May 14 and you can also sign up to take the leap! For more details and to book, click here.

For more information on Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support, visit axminsterandlymecancersupport.co.uk

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