Father and son prepare to take plunge

Harry with his dad Richard Schofield as they look forward to their charity sky dive.

Harry with his dad Richard Schofield as they look forward to their charity sky dive.

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A Hinderwell father and son will take to the skies and make the ultimate plunge for charity in a sky dive.

Richard Schofield along with son Harry, are preparing to take part in a 10,000ft tandem free fall parachute jump, to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice.

The jump will take place next Saturday at an airfield near Bridlington.

Richard’s wife Shirley Schofield is the sister in charge of the Whitby Day Hospice based in Mulgrave Crescent.

All the money raised from the jump will go towards helping to maintain this valuable facility for people of Whitby and the area.

Richard is a retired police sergeant, and now works at Nunthorpe School, and is doing the sky dive on his birthday.

He said if all goes wrong what better way to go out of this world than on the day you came in to it.

Harry is a student at York St John University.

The pair are trying to raise as much sponsorship as possible – sponsor forms are available to sign at the post office and Harrison’s Garage in Hinderwell.

Donations can also be made by dropping into the day hospice in Whitby.

Alternatively, you can sponsor them via the Just Giving website, and typing in either Harry or Richard’s name.

You can access the website via: www.justgiving.com

Money has also been made for the hospice at a charity evening held at the Royal Hotel in Runswick Bay, which raised more than £300.