Alex takes dive for good causes
A KINDHEARTED teenager with a fear of flying has completed a charity skydive to raise money for good causes.
Alex Yates took part in the 11,000 ft tandem skydive in aid of St Anne’s and St Joseph’s Parish Churches in Accrington and to help talented local swimmer Ethan Naisbitt compete at the next Paralympics. The 19-year- old Bangor University student collected £1,322 for the churches, £623 for Ethan and £917 for East Lancashire Hospice.
His father Tony Yates, from Accrington, said: “Before [Alex] came home for his summer holidays he got wind of a charity skydive on behalf of the East Lancashire Hospice to take place during the summer at Cockerham, near Lancaster.
“Even though Alex is frightened of flying he decided he wanted to go for it but wanted to try to raise money not only for the Hospice but for our local Parish Churches of St Anne’s and St Joseph’s in Accrington and also for a young local lad called Ethan who is trying to raise money to go to the next paralympics.”