Parachuting postman raises money for QEH

A postman is hoping to make a special delivery to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn after a fundraising parachute jump.

Lee Collingridge, who lives in Tilney St Lawrence, will be jumping out of a plane on Saturday, 24 August, to raise money for the Roxburgh Children’s Centre.

The 30-year-old’s parents, Wendy and Peter, run the Buck Inn at Tilney St Lawrence, which will be hosting a number of events in September to generate money for the children’s centre.

Mr Collingridge will be completing the tandem parachute jump at Chatteris and is putting out an appeal for sponsorship.

He said: “I have wanted to do a parachute jump for years and I thought it would be a good idea to combine that with raising money for a good local cause.

“After doing a bungee jump and paragliding, a parachute jump seemed the natural progression.”

Another fundraising event planned is a charity auction on Saturday, 3 September, at the pub, when Mark Copeland will be in charge of the gavel while dressed in drag.

Among the items which will be going under the hammer is a £50 voucher but more items are also being sought.

Teams will be battling it out during a general knowledge quiz which will be held at the pub on Saturday, 17 September. Entry costs £2 while teams can be made of up to four people.

Roxburgh Children’s Centre provides a range of outpatient services, including specialist play clinics, for children and babies.

If you would like to support Mr Collingridge on his parachute jump or would like to add a prize to the charity auction email: lee_b0y@hotmail.co.uk

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