A PERSHORE youth worker conquered his fear of heights to help raise almost £800 for a cause close to his heart.
Nick Dunne took to the skies of Oxfordshire on Saturday, October 11, to take part in a charity sky dive which helped collect £783 for the town’s Riverside Youth Centre.
The fund-raiser, who has worked at the King George’s Way site for more than five years, took the 10,000 foot plunge in a bid to provide a vital cash injection for the centre.
“How I, who doesn’t like looking out an upstairs window as it is pretty high, agreed to jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet I will never know,” he said.
“I have been raising money for the fantastic charity I work for, the Riverside Youth Centre.
“Every year we support a large number of young people with a variety of issues and deal with some of the most vulnerable people within our society, all on a shoe string budget.
“The charity could not continue its work without fund-raisers and donations such as this.”
Alex Mellor, centre development manager, added: “The centre has previously received some funds from Worcestershire County Council but there are rumours that this funding will completely stop after the next financial year.
“So fund-raising will become an important part of how the centre is run and so these vital services remain available to the young people that need them most.”
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