Taking the plunge in memory of town florist

Adrian Richards
Adrian Richards

A MARKET Rasen man has taken the plunge to raise money for a cancer support charity.

Adrian Richards jumped from 15,000 feet over Hibaldstow Airfield for a sponsored skydive earlier this month.

It was the first time Adrian had ever done anything like this, but it was all in a good cause.

He was part of a team raising money for Firefly Cancer Awareness and for Adrian it was a personal tribute to a much loved auntie - Market Rasen florist Linda Richards.

“The whole thing was amazing, especially freefalling at 120mph for a minute before the parachute opened” said Adrian.

“The weather was perfect and we had lots of support there.”

And the support has also been there for Adrian in the form of sponsorship.

Originally, Linda’s son-in-law Colin Kennedy was to take part in the event as well, but was unable to do so on the day, but still went along to the airfield to cheer the others on.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me and sponsored me, especially Carole Ashley, Derek Richards, Sue Sherlock and my dad Pip Richards, who have been helping me get sponsors” added Adrian.

“And I would also like to thank those generous people who had made pledges to Colin and still made their donations, despite, through no fault of his own, Colin being unable to jump.”

Adrian’s total has now topped the £600 mark and the money is still coming in.

Further donations can be made at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/adrianrichards