Corby Weetabix worker and best mate set to complete skydive for charity

The skydive will take place in Peterborough next month

By Callum Faulds
Friday, 24th June 2022, 7:00 am
Adam Wright (30) left and Alex Patience (33) right
Adam Wright (30) left and Alex Patience (33) right

A Corby Weetabix worker and his best friend are aiming to raise £1000 for Kids Cancer Charity by completing a skydive.

Alex Patience and best friend Adam Wright, both originally from Kettering, will take to the skies July 30 in Peterborough.

Alex said: “To be honest it’s always been on my bucket list. I’ve always liked roller coasters and things like that, so has Adam.

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“We decided to try and do it this year and figured we might as well try and raise some money for charity.”

They’re raising money for Kids Cancer Charity, a national charity set up to support children with cancer and their families.

Alex said: “We knew we wanted to do a cancer charity. When we found the children's charity we decided to do that.

“It's for a good cause. Cancer is a horrible thing and they support the family as well.”

They both initially began with targets of £400 each but Alex has since smashed that, having currently raised £530. Adam has raised £300 and together they are now aiming to top their £1000 target.

The pair have been friends now for 12 years, having met at college. Adam was Alex’s best man at his wedding.

Alex said: “We realised after the lockdown that we want to try and spend more time together and do more things together.

“There’s a bit of friendly competition between us as well as between me and my wife who did a skydive at 18 about 10 years ago.”

If you’d like to donate to Alex or Adam visit their JustGiving pages (Alex) (Adam).