Brave pub landlord’s charity skydive

Mark Kenny who is doing a skydive for the Air Ambulance ''w111206a   Picture: Ceri Oakes
Mark Kenny who is doing a skydive for the Air Ambulance ''w111206a Picture: Ceri Oakes
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UGTHORPE pub landlord Mark Kenny is afraid of heights but he’s determined to go through with a two mile high tandem skydive.

Brave Mark is taking on the daring stunt to raise money for the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA).

He said: “The air ambulance doesn’t get any grants and is kept going entirely by voluntary donations.

“I haven’t needed it myself but I know people who have used it and it’s well supported round here.

“I’m afraid of heights so this will be a one-off. I could have chosen to do a sponsored run because I do run regularly but that would have been easy.

“The skydive will be a real challenge for me even though I’m doing it in tandem. “Some of the brewers I deal with are sponsoring me and I’m hoping to get more donations from my customers. I’m aiming at raising £1,000 for the ambulance.”

Mark, who is licensee of the Black Bull in Ugthorpe, is making his skydive from an airfield near Peterlee in Durham on Saturday 9 April and would welcome donations for the GNAA.

For more information or to make a donation go to www.justgiving.com/markparachutejump