Two staff members from UK housing provider, Progress Housing Group will plunge 14,000 feet to raise money for charity.

The dare-devil employees will take to and then fall from the sky in a tandem skydive on Friday 28 August in a bid to raise money for four-year-old Sid Milner from Wakefield who has cerebral palsy and autism.

Service Desk Agent, Mat Moorcroft from Bolton and Supported Housing Officer, Harpreet Tickle from Wakefield are hoping to raise money for young Sid who was born 12 weeks premature and is in need of a service dog which will help him go about his day-to-day life.

Harpreet Tickle said: “I have always wanted to do a sky dive so when we heard about Sid’s story we both decided we wanted to help him and raise awareness of Autism and how diverse the condition is.

“Sid has cerebral palsy which affects his left leg and has recently been diagnosed with Autism. Sid’s autism stops him from understanding the world as we know it which throws challenges to everyone around him daily. He has little verbal communication but his smile says everything. Getting a service dog will not only help Sid but his family too. It would mean they could go out as a family to places like the supermarket and shopping centres, instead of feeling isolated at home.”

“We would really like to help Sid reach his target of £6,500 and would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone to donate whatever they can afford, as every little bit helps.”

For more information on the challenge or to donate, please click here.

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