THE mayor and deputy mayor of Winsford are preparing to take to the skies in a daredevil skydive for two charities.

Nathan Pardoe, along with Joanne Moorcroft, will be quite literally jumping headfirst into their fundraising next year for Mid Cheshire Foodbank and Cheshire Autism Practical Support.

Nathan, mayor, said: "I wanted to do something different to raise much-needed funds for my two nominated charities and thought deputy mayor, Joanne Moorcroft, would talk me out of doing a skydive.

"Instead, she thought it was a great idea, and we've signed up to jump out of a plane – thankfully strapped to grown-ups who will pull the parachute!

"The first charity we are raising money for is Mid Cheshire Foodbank, which I am a trustee of.

"I know from my volunteer work the impact of food poverty on families, and I would like a future free from in-work poverty, where nobody goes hungry and foodbanks no longer exist.

"Foodbanks are all that stand between Winsford families going hungry or being fed.

"They are more important than ever given the Government's decision to cut Universal Credit and end the furlough scheme.

"The second charity is Cheshire Autism Practical Support, known as ChAPS.

"ChAPS gives families and adults autism advice and support, whether they have a diagnosis or not.

"The understanding of autism is improving all the time but as somebody on the spectrum I know there is still more we can do, which is why I support the work of ChAPS.

"The skydive is outside both our comfort zones but I hope it'll raise money for two brilliant causes with the support of the Winsford community.

"Joanne and I have jump fees of £230 each to pay and have already paid the £50 per-person deposit from our own pockets.

"When the total amount raised goes above £360 we'll split it equally between the two charities.

"Your support would be a big help to two brilliant charities, the Winsford community and a daft mayor and deputy mayor."

The event will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Skydive Tilstock Freefall Club.