A MAN whose grandparents died just three weeks apart is preparing to take part in a skydive in their memory.
Andy Howells, 21, is taking part in a tandem skydive on Saturday to raise money for Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham, after they cared for his grandfather David, and grandmother Gwen, both 86, before their deaths in May.
Andy, from Sychdyn, near Mold, is now on a mission to raise as much cash as possible for the hospice as a thank you for the care they showed to his grandparents.
Andy will jump out of a plane at 10,000ft above Whitchurch on Saturday as he takes part in the tandem dive with an instructor, having already raised over £1,500 for the Wrexham hospice.
Andy, who works for SE Electrical in Chester, said Nightingale House was now a charity that was very close to his heart.
He said: “The hospice offered wonderful care for my grandparents before they passed away, so it was important to put a bit back.
“Everyone has been really supportive and the sponsorship forms I’ve been passing around have been filling up. My football club, Halkyn United, have sponsored me as have friends and family, and I’m hoping to raise much more for the hospice.”
Andy will make the jump from the great heights on Saturday morning after taking off from Whitchurch airfield.
He added: “I really appreciate all the support and thanks to everyone who has donated.
“It is a very special service that Nightingale House provides.”
Anyone wishing to sponsor Andy can visit his fundraising page at www.virginmoney giving.com/AndyHowells1.