South Norfolk Council chairman to complete a skydive on his 75th birthday

South Norfolk Council chairman David Goldson

South Norfolk Council chairman David Goldson - Credit: Submitted

A councillor will be going to great heights to raise money for charity on his 75th birthday.

David Goldson, chairman of South Norfolk Council, will be jumping from two miles up when he undertakes a skydive to raise money for his two chosen charities, Nelson's Spirit Future Leader's Fund, which supports young people to grow as leaders and Nelson's Journey, which supports bereaved children.

The challenge will take place at Beccles airfield on October 4.

He said: 'As an ex naval officer and now chairman of South Norfolk Council, I thought it appropriate to choose two charities for my year which have been inspired by Norfolk hero, Lord Nelson.

'Having spent many months beneath the waves, I feel an adventure up in the clouds would be a good idea. I therefore plan to celebrate my 75th birthday in October with a sponsored parachute jump in support of my two chosen charities.'

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