Sky-high courage to raise funds for Mayor’s charities

Published on 10th July 2015

sun in the sky

Cheltenham’s Mayoress, Helen Smith will team up with Alex Chalk MP, as they take part in an unforgettable sky-dive on Sunday 12 July.

The brave pair aim to raise £5,000 for the Mayor’s charities. They will joined by Becky Andrews, a disabled rider from Cotswold Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Pat Redmond who volunteers for RDA, Ro Bailie a long-standing friend and supporter of the Mayor’s charities and Chris Williams from Cheltenham Borough Homes.

Mayoress, Helen Smith said: “This is an exciting opportunity to see the world from a different angle and raise money for two deserving charities. I thank all those who have sponsored me and encourage others to do the same.”

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The sky-dive will take place at UK Skydiving Adventures Ltd in Swindon.

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Notes: The Mayor’s chosen charities are Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Charity Association and Maggie’s Centre, Cheltenham. See for more information.