Mayor of Chorley to plunge 10,000ft for Alzheimer's charity

The mayor of Chorley is taking to the skies to raise money for charity.

Monday, 5th September 2016, 4:27 pm
Updated Monday, 5th September 2016, 6:31 pm
The Mayor of Chorley Councillor Doreen Dickinson goes through her risk assessment in readiness for her tandem sky dive.

Councillor Doreen Dickinson, is to take part in a 10,000ft sky dive for The Alzheimer’s Society.

She decided she wanted to take up a sponsored challenge during her year in office and chose the tandem freefall parachute jump.

Doreen, 83, is being fully supported by her children and grandchildren.

She said: “I’ve passed a medical and been through a risk assessment so now it’s all systems go.

“At 83 years old I thought a sky dive was a good way to prove you are never too old to do these things. The Alzheimer’s Society is a charity very close to my family.”

Anyone who would like to sponsor the Mayor can do so on her Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mayorofchorley

The Mayor’s skydiving challenge will take place at Cockerham near Lancaster on September 26.