A TOWN mayor has spoken of the exhilarating moment he jumped out of a plane for charity.

Cllr David Ellis, mayor of Buckley, took on a skydive from 15,000ft - the highest jumping point in the UK.

The adrenaline pumping challenge, which took place at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster on Sunday, has raised more than £2,500 for they mayor's chosen charities - The Stroke Association, The Alzheimer’s Society and Marie Curie Nurses.

He told the Leader: "It was a real buzz and it went very quickly because I jumped from 15,000 feet but because I had a photographer with me I was in freefall for the first 11,000.

"When you're hanging out of the aircraft and you'd normally be seated, having a cup of tea or a meal, it is terrifying but exhilarating.

"I really enjoyed it and I probably would do it again, but it is not about me - it is about raising money for these three important charities.

"The donations have been brilliant - the money raised to date is around £2,700 which is excellent and still coming in.

"I would like to say a big thank you to all the people that have come forward and donated to these very worthy charities."

The jump was sponsored by Mold-based G Scarfo and Son.

To donate money to cllr Ellis' charity appeal, visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidEllis43