Skydive challenge to support Macmillan nurses

InXpress senior freight consultant Peter Cantopher, who will do a sky dive for Macmillan Cancer Support with his colleague Melissa Hardwick - picture submitted

InXpress senior freight consultant Peter Cantopher, who will do a sky dive for Macmillan Cancer Support with his colleague Melissa Hardwick - picture submitted

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A Horsham man hopes to conquer his childhood fear of heights next month by jumping out of a plane for charity.

Peter Cantopher, 28, who works at Colgate-based freight company InXpress, will join his colleague Melissa Hardwick in the sky dive challenge aiming to raise £2,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

He said: “I have a severe fear of heights and have done from a young age when I was saved by my mother after almost falling off a castle she grabbed my hair and basically saved my life.

“To say I am terrified of heights is an understatement and this will be definitely be the biggest charity achievement of my life.

“With this in mind I have volunteered to do a skydive with my customer service assistant in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support, the thought of which turns my stomach. But I know that the people Macmillan help are going through far worse everyday, and I am inspired by the commitment and perseverance they give everyday.

“Even giving a faint smile must be like running a marathon due to the constant reminder they have.”

He and Melissa, who works in the Gatwick InXpress branch, hope to undertake the skydive next month, weather permitting.

To sponsor them go to www.justgiving.com/InXpress-Redhill

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