Builders Merchants Journal special projects consultant Colin Petty is raising money for the Rainy Day Trust, the home improvement and housewares charity – by throwing himself out of a plane.
Petty is one of a group of volunteers taking part in the annual Rainy Day Trust parachute jump at the Army’s parachute training centre at Netheravon in Wiltshire on Sunday September 16. Another volunteer is his wife Nina – neither of them have done a jump before.
Each jumper is trying to raise £1,000 in sponsorship – a figure which Petty has already passed, thanks to some extremely generous donations from colleagues in the DIY and housewares industry. “But why stop there?” he says. “The Rainy Day Trust does some terrific work helping people who have spent much of their lives in this industry, and who now need a helping hand. I want to raise as much as I possibly can.”
To sponsor the jump, just log onto www.justgiving.com/Colin-Petty1 . “Donating is both quick and painless – as I hope the descent will be,” he says.