Ilford North MP Lee Scott to skydive for charity today

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 June 2013 | UPDATED: 08:51 17 June 2013

MP Lee Scott is due to skydive for charity today

MP Lee Scott is due to skydive for charity today

Ilford North MP Lee Scott will be throwing himself out of a plane today – for charity.

Weather permitting, he will be strapped to a professional when he does the skydive with fellow fundraisers for Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower.

The hospice largely relies on charity donations and runs two skydives a year as part of its fundraising efforts.

Half of the money raised by Mr Scott’s jump will go to the hospice, and the other half to a scheme helping young people with special needs into work.

Mr Scott said he had never done anything like a skydive before.

The Conservative MP, who was first elected to the Commons in 2005, will be jumping above Kent later today.

Saint Francis supports people with lift-limiting illnesses from Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge and their families.

More than £3,000 has been raised by Mr Scott so far.

To sponsor Mr Scott’s skydive, visit

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