Pensioner skydives for charity at age 80! | Knutsford Times

Pensioner skydives for charity at age 80!

By on May 4, 2018


Pensioner skydives for charity at age 80

Tony Clift, an 80-year-old man from Wiltshire, will be doing a Tandem Skydive on July 1st to raise money for Naomi House Children’s Hospice. 

With his family supporting him, the Shrewton-born pensioner is excited at the prospect of jumping out of a plane for charity. 

He said: “As I have managed to make it to my 80th year, I thought I would celebrate this by ticking something off of my bucket list. 

“Weather permitting on July 1st, you can look up to the skies of Netheravon and perhaps glimpse a raving loony pensioner falling through the air.” 

His grandson, Tom Smith, took to Facebook to support his grandad and encourage others to donate.

He wrote: “So my grandad decided, having an exceptionally dodgy heart, that he is going to throw himself out of an airplane to raise money for a great cause. 

“So, please, if you can, donate some dollar and hopefully we can raise some money so that he doesn’t need to give my Mum or myself a heart attack by doing something else outrageous for charity. 

“Big up Tony Clift and his caring (and faulty) heart.”

Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices provide expert hospice care to more than 325 life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their extended families from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Berkshire, West Sussex, Surrey and the Isle of Wight.

Mr Clift is asking for any donations, big or small, to go towards this fantastic cause. 

Follow his story and make a donation through his JustGiving page. 

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