Skydivers raise £3000 in memory of late Cllr John Swain
Published by Laura Beckett for Halton Housing Trust in Housing and also in Communities
The skydiving group
The son of the late councillor John Swain has jumped 10,000ft out of a plane to raise money for Halton Haven Hospice.
David Swain, who works for Halton Housing Trust, raised £3000 by taking the 120 mph plunge alongside colleagues Jenny Jones and Kelly Williams and four others on January 5th.
Long-serving councillor and former Mayor of Halton John Swain passed away in March last year after a short illness. His son David plans to raise even more money in memory of his father, by hiking up Mount Snowden and completing a 400ft bungee jump this summer.
David said: “We couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve achieved. Our main goal was to raise as much money as possible for Halton Haven in memory of my Dad but also to give ourselves a challenge, especially the ones who were scared of heights! It was a real team effort and we are currently planning our next activities so we can continue to play a small part in helping the hospice offer care and support to the people of Halton.”
A former schoolteacher, John was a well-respected and much loved community figure in Halton. He was Deputy Leader of Halton Borough Council for five years and Mayor from 2006-7. As well as being councillor for the Grange ward for twenty years, he was a Halton Housing Trust board member and coach to Heath Rangers JFC.
If you would like to donate and help David raise money for the Hospice, please visit his Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/HaltonHousingTrustSkydive.