Ilford North MP Lee Scott 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.
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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.
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More than £3,000 has been raised by Mr Scott so far.
To sponsor Mr Scott’s skydive, visit www.justgiving.com/LeeScottMP.