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‘Exhilarating and scary’ charity skydive

Anthony�Houghton Brown PNL-140528-104759001

Anthony�Houghton Brown PNL-140528-104759001

A retired schoolmaster with Parkinson’s Disease has raised nearly £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK by jumping out of a plane.

Anthony Houghton Brown, from Tingewick, took part in a tandem skydive from 14,000ft earlier this month.

Mr Houghton Brown, aged 66, and his friend, former Tingewick resident Peter Stokes, jumped in tandem with professional parachutists at Middle Wallop, near Andover.

The pair were joined by other Parkinson’s UK supporters in the skydive, to raise money towards the charity’s work to find a cure and improve life for people affected by Parkinson’s, a progressive neurological condition.

Mr Houghton Brown, who taught history and religious studies at Akeley Wood School for nearly 30 years, said he found the skydive experience “very exhilarating and rather scary”.

The two men have so far raised just short of £10,000 for Parkinson’s UK, and Mr Houghton Brown thanked everyone who has donated so far.

Donations can stillbe made at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AnthonyHoughtonBrown

 

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