Malcolm jumps to it!

A DAREDEVIL Muston man has proved himself to be a real high flyer after completing a sponsored parachute jump.

Malcolm Johnstone took to the skies over Grindale to raise £1,494 for St Catherine’s Hospice.

And the former army man said he loved every minute of his thrilling sky dive.

He said: “At the end of my active duty in the army, I passed up on the opportunity to join the parachute regiment preferring to return to civilian life.

“Missing the opportunity to parachute jump was something I have always regretted. When I spotted a poster with an invitation to complete a parachute jump in aid of the hospice, I thought it was time I fulfilled my lifelong ambition.

“St Catherine’s is a very worthy cause providing care and support to so many people and it gives me great pleasure to be able to present this cheque from completing my parachute jump.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank friends, family and neighbours for their kind and generous sponsorship.”

Louise Gravestock, fundraiser for the hospice, added: “We are really grateful Malcolm took up this personal challenge in support of the hospice and the money raised will enable us to continue caring for patients and families.”