Essex: Daredevil raises �10,000 for the Epilepsy Society after skydive
A DUNMOW man has raised in excess of �10,000 for charity after leaping from a plane.
Francis Pickthall skydived from 13,000ft on May 24 at the Hinton Airfield in Oxfordshire to raise money for the Epilepsy Society.
The 44-year-old, who owns Hatfield Broad Oak-based CPL Aromas, has lived with epilepsy for more than 30 years.
His condition is now controlled with specialist medication and he lives a near normal life, suffering only from occasional nocturnal seizures.
He told the Broadcast he was delighted to be able to donate �10,540 to charity: “The day was hugely exciting and exhilarating and although the jump went off without a hitch, I do admit to being slightly nervous. I am just so happy to have raised some funds for this great charity.
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“My thanks to all those who were so generous with their donations.”
You can still donate by visiting justgiving.com/Francis-Pickthall.
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For information on the charity visit epilepsysociety.org.uk/