Sailor skydives for MS charity money

Have your say

A ROYAL Navy sailor from Grantham, whose mother suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, has taken part in a charity skydive to raise money and awareness of the disease.

Leading Physical Trainer (LPT) Jack Senior persuaded seven of his fellow sailors to take part in the tandem skydive organised by the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. The team took to the air from the Duke of Gloucestershire Barracks in Gloucester and skydived from a height of 10,000 feet.

Challenged to raise at least £385 to take part, Jack and his teammates washed cars, served coffee and organised charity fitness sessions at HMS Raleigh, the Royal Navy training base in Cornwall, where they are currently serving. Their hard work paid off and so far they have raised a clear £1,000 for the charity, with sponsorship money still coming in.

His mother, Jill, was diagnosed with MS in her early 20s.

Jack said: “It was quite easy getting the other guys involved. They are just as passionate as me about the jump and the charity because they have family members and friends that also suffer with the disease.”