Taking the plunge in aid of Gusher’s Jago campaign

Charity Skydive.'Pictured L to R - Simon Williams, Will Searle Amiee Webb & Bonnie Dodman

Charity Skydive.'Pictured L to R - Simon Williams, Will Searle Amiee Webb & Bonnie Dodman

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TWO businessmen in the town have teamed up to do a skydive in aid of the Jago Worrall Foundation.

Simon Williams, who runs the Evergreen Art Cafe and Will Searle, managing director of Axillium based at the iCon centre will be doing the jump later in the year.

They will be joined by Bonnie Dodman, Aimee Webb, Lauren Roche, Vicky Williams and Lynette Carstens.

It will be a brand new experience for Mr Williams.

He said: “I have never done it before, but it is something I have always fancied trying.”

Mr Searle said: “Having done it before for another charity, we managed to raise thousands of pounds by doing the jump and we hope to make the same again.”

They hope to do the jump in mid July to raise the funds for the foundation.

The Gusher launched a campaign this month to help two-year-old Jago from Welton who was left brain damaged following an accident in which he nearly drowned at the family home last year.

He is now receiving round-the-clock care at a specialist paediatric rehabilitation centre in Surrey. But his parents Lyn and Barney want to raise enough money to pay for the necessary equipment and careto enable Jago to be treated at home. They need to raise around £200,000.

Mr Williams added: “We are both local businesses people and we wanted to support a local charity.

“It is a fantastic cause and people are able to see what the charity does through the Daventry Express campaign.

“I just hope we will be able to raise money to give a fighting chance to raise the wider funds needed.”

Anyone looking to sponsor the jump can do so by visiting the art cafe in Sheaf Street.