To jump out of an aeroplane is something I've wanted to do for a very long time!
My first attempt, which would have been a solo jump when I was a young 40+ year old, was scuppered by bad weather and then by me sustaining an ankle injury.
30+years on and now a 70 year old that has lost a bit of nerve to do a solo jump, but would still like to jump out of an aeroplane before loosing my nerve completely, I have opted to do a tandem parachute jump instead.
I will be jumping from an aircraft some 10,000ft above Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent in May, raising money for my favourite children's charity 'Stand By Me'.
All donations will go towards the work of Stand by Me around the world who rescue children from terrible circumstances and do whatever it takes to provide the care, love and attention they need to thrive. Through homes, schools and care centres, Stand by Me is helping children to know they are loved and enabling them to reach their full potential.