VIDEO: 87-year-old takes part in charity skydive for Macmillan
An octogenarian cancer survivor from Battle has raised more than Â£1,500 for Macmillan after taking part in a charity skydive last weekend.
On Saturday (March 25), 87-year-old Brian Harper and his son Chris, 51, took part in a skydive from 10,000ft in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The jump, organised by GoSkydive, took place in Wiltshire.
A lung cancer survivor, Brian said the fundraising effort was 'pay back' for the care and support he received from the charity before getting the all-clear.
Brain said: "I wanted to give back to the Macmillan nurses who cared for me when I had cancer. I'm now cured and totally free of cancer but this was as pay back for all they did.
"I'm a great believer in keeping going. I've seen too many of my friends who retired and sat in front of the googlebox and died within a year. Well I don't want to die yet, I'm still too young."
So far, Brian and Chris have managed to raise more than £1,500 for the charity - with a mix of both online and offline donations.
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