Dad completes charity plunge

A Woodbury father has completed his charity skydive in aid of Tourette’s UK.

Alasdair Conn, 42, of Furze Road, took on the challenge to support his nine-year-old son Cameron, who suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome, and was there on the day to witness his dad’s 10,000ft freefall plunge.

Alasdair had claimed before the jump that he was looking forward to it, and turned out to be a fearless flyer.

He said: “I wasn’t nervous beforehand, because I had faith in what we were doing, and the jump itself was superb – a real release.

“We’d got there early and had to wait for a couple of hours because of cloud, but then it cleared away and I had a really clear jump.

“It was a really good experience – and a great family day out!”

So far Alasdair has raised �1,400, and the total is still increasing as more money is collected.

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“I’m really pleased with the amount raised – it far outstrips what I originally thought we would raise, and I’m very grateful to everyone who has contributed.”

Alasdair’s deadline for donations to be collected is August 27.

To make a donation, visit online at or email him at alasdairconn@

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