Published: July 26, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea man completes 10,000ft sky dive for charity

A Burnham-On-Sea man stepped in to complete a 10,000ft sky dive over Wiltshire this week when one of his relatives was unwell enough to complete the jump.

Innes Mackay jumped out of a plane above Redlands Airfield in Swindon to raise money for the Anthony Nolan fund.

"The jump was given to my sister-in-law, Suzie Harris, as a gift but unfortunately she was not medically well enough to do it herself so she asked whether I would take her place and do the sky dive for her," Innes told

"The jump was great. Due to cloud cover in the morning they were running behind so I didn't jump until 6pm. I was excited and the nerves didn't kick in until I had seen the first lady exit the plane. It was a completely unnatural feeling watching people jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet - normally I'm ordering a beer at that altitude!"

"But it was all very worthwhile to raise money for a charity that is close to our hearts."

"Without the Anthony Nolan charity and their fantastic service of finding a bone marrow donor for Suzie last year she would not be with us today. Suzie has managed to raise over £200 and I have managed similar."

Anyone who wishes to donate to the charity can do so by clicking here here.


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