MP Andy’s charity skydive all set for next week

Tandem skydive
Tandem skydive

A LEAP of faith in the name of a tragic Lowton teenager will take place on Tuesday.

MP Andy Burnham is taking part in a skydive from a Red Devils plane to raise money for the cause set up for Toby Hart – a 16-year-old former Lowton High School student who died in a cliff fall accident last year.

Toby’s parents, Graham and Sally , set up the Toby’s Gift charity last year to raise awareness and funds for organ donation. The intrepid group taking part will include Graham Hart, Mr Burnham MP and Evening Post reporter James Illingworth.

Toby’s pal Cole Moores will also be jumping and part of the funds raised by the skydive will go towards the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, as Cole suffers from the condition.

The jump was scheduled to take place last month but was postponed due to poor weather conditions near to Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire.

Mr Burnham told the Evening Post that he would be trying to think too much about the dive in the days leading up to Tuesday.

He said: “I don’t know what I’ll be like up there but I want to do it because it’s such a good cause.

“I am completely honoured to be taking part.”

To sponsor the thrill seeking team, visit the Toby Hart Just Giving website or text TOBS95 to 70070 to automatically send a donation of £5 .