Postman Lee hoping to deliver funds to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with sponsored skydive

Lee Collingridge, from Tilney St Lawrence, will be skydiving in Chatteris to raise money for the Rox

Lee Collingridge, from Tilney St Lawrence, will be skydiving in Chatteris to raise money for the Roxburgh Children’s Centre. - Credit: Archant

A Tilney St Lawrence postman is hoping to make a special delivery to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn with a fundraising parachute jump.

Lee Collingridge will be jumping out of a plane in Chatteris on Saturday August 24 to raise money for the Roxburgh Children’s Centre.

The 30-year-old’s parents, Wendy and Peter, run the Buck Inn at Tilney St Lawrence, which will be hosting a number of events in September to generate more funds for the centre.

Mr Collingridge is putting out an appeal for sponsorship. He said: “I have wanted to do a parachute jump for years and I thought it would be a good idea to combine that with raising money for a good local cause.

“After doing a bungee jump and paragliding, a parachute jump seemed the natural progression.”


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Another fundraising event planned is a charity auction on Saturday September 3 at the pub when Mark Copeland will be in charge of the gavel while dressed in drag.

Among the items which will be going under the hammer is a £50 voucher but more items are being sought.

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Teams will also battle it out in a general knowledge quiz which will be held at the pub on Saturday September 17. Entry costs £2 while teams can be made of up to four people.

Roxburgh Children’s Centre provides a range of outpatient services, including specialist play clinics, for children and babies.

If you would like to support Lee on his parachute jump or would like to add a prize to the charity auction then email lee_b0y@hotmail.co.uk.

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