BEN Wiseman (33) and Craig Mawson (42), both from Lytham St. Anne’s in Lancashire, are taking on a tandem skydive to raise money for injured Service personnel.
The event, Fall for the Fallen, will see fundraisers jump for Service personnel killed while on operations in Afghanistan. It will take place at Netheravon Airfield over the August bank holiday weekend with the money raised going to Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.
Jumpers will also be given the chance to meet Blesma’s own sky-diving team, the Trans4mers.
Falling for a friend
The two men will be jumping in memory of their friend, and Blesma member, Warren Wolstencroft who sadly died of cancer.
Ben says: “The reason we’re proud to support Blesma is down to Warren. He was an inspiration to many despite battling cancer for over a decade, a battle which unfortunately he lost in July 2013.
“I was proud to call Warren a friend and hopefully I can do him proud by carrying on his charity work.”
Laura Hyde, community and events manager at Blesma, said: “Fall for the Fallen is a fantastic event that will not only raise vital funds for our limbless veterans, but will honour all those who have unfortunately lost their lives while serving our country in Afghanistan.
“To all those people taking on this challenge for Blesma, I wish them the best of luck!”
Blesma is the national charity for all limbless Servicemen and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.
Show your support
To support Ben and Craig, go to www.justgiving.com/teams/Wolstencroftskydive
If you’re interested in taking part in Fall for the Fallen, call Laura on 0208 548 7089.