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Grandfather to skydive for Queen's Hospital's Trust charity

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 October 2018

Charlie Richardson, 70, will be taking part in his first skydive on Friday, October 19 to raise funds for the King George and Queen's Hospital Charity. Picture: BHRUT.

Charlie Richardson, 70, will be taking part in his first skydive on Friday, October 19 to raise funds for the King George and Queen's Hospital Charity. Picture: BHRUT.

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A dedicated volunteer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is preparing to jump out of a plane to raise funds for charity.

Charlie Richardson, 70, will be taking part in his first skydive on Friday, October 19 to raise money for the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity, and specifically for the Trust’s volunteer team.

He said: “My family think I’m mad but I’ve got bolder as I’ve got older.

“I’ve been getting a bit more nervous as it’s been getting closer though!

“I love being a volunteer, every day is different and when someone says thanks, you know it’s all worth it, so I’m keen to raise as much money for the team as I can.”

The grandfather-of-seven is also keen to raise money in thanks for the great care his wife Marian, 64, received when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

He will be doing his skydive at Maidstone Airfield in Kent.

Charlie is hoping to raise £2,000, to support him visit his justgiving page.

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