Jamie’s jump for heroes

Jamie Eastham, of Grange Road in Fleetwood, is taking part in a tandem parachute jump to raise money for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes
Jamie Eastham, of Grange Road in Fleetwood, is taking part in a tandem parachute jump to raise money for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes

A DAREDEVIL electrician is testing his nerves to the limit to raise money for heroes.

Jamie Eastham from Grange Road, Fleetwood, is embarking on a tandem parachute jump to raise £500 for Help for Heroes, the charity supporting injured servicemen and women from the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force.

The 23-year-old, who works for Thornton-based electrical company Hirst and Danson, decided to take on the challenge to support his friends currently serving in the military.

He said: “I’m quite nervous and I think I will be a bit scared but it’s something I would quite like to do.

“I’m always up and about, energetic and trying to do different things and I thought a parachute jump would be something new.

“After I’ve done it I think it will be quite a good experience.”

Mr Eastham will be strapped to an instructor when he takes on the challenge, which will see him parachute from a height of 10,000ft.

But he says he is trying to put the nerves and the fear he feels at the thought of doing this behind him and is instead concentrating on the help his money will bring to the charity, and those who rely on its services.

He added: “My family are really pleased with me doing it, but others have said I’m crazy.

“This is the first thing I have done like this, but I’ve always wanted to and I think this is the right time.”

Mr Eastham says he will not stop raising money after the jump and a half marathon is next on his list.