Corby man to skydive from 13,000ft for charity

Nick Hayton and Phil Heimes.

Nick Hayton and Phil Heimes.

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A Corby man is to skydive from 13,000ft to raise money for a local charity which helps vulnerable adults.

Daredevil Phil Heimes, 55, will take the terrifying leap from a plane at Sibson Airfield on May 21 to raise money for The Teamwork Trust.

He is a regular face to those who attend the charity, having put on a Christmas meal for them at the pub he works at, Harpers Brook in Oakley Vale.

And now he wants to take his support one step further by leaping out of the plane for charity.

He said: “I talked to Nick Hayton [from Teamwork] and came down to have a look.

“The atmosphere there is absolutely fantastic, it’s a fun place to be.

“I do not know them all personally but they know me and it was really nice to be with them at their Christmas party.”

The Teamwork Trust has centres in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Mr Heimes has lived in Corby for 14 months and hopes to raise £1,000.

He said: “I get the chance to experience something quite surreal and hopefully raise some money along the way.

“There are three of us doing the skydive and I’m hoping to raise about £1,000.

“They are a great charity and they deserve some support.”

Teamwork was recently presented with a cheque for £250 from Marston’s Inns head office in recognition of Mr Heimes’ effort.

Teamwork provides ongoing support for adults with short and long-term mental health needs, learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

It offers a friendly, supportive environment where people can make friends and regain self-esteem and confidence while building a range of skills.

To donate to Phil’s cause, click here.