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Minehead pensioner prepares for second charity skydive
6:30am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
AN 80-YEAR-OLD daredevil is preparing for his second charity skydive to celebrate his 81st birthday.
Kenneth Arscott from Alcombe raised £4080 last year for two charities when he did his first skydive.
Now he hopes to raise just as much when he jumps out of a plane at Dunkeswell on October 6.
Kenneth said: “I wanted to do something I’ve never done before and I had a great time doing it so I decided to do it again.”
He was hoping to do a wing walk this year however due to health and safety he wasn’t allowed.
“I was a bit bothered but I’m looking forward to skydiving again. It was very enjoyable and I wasn’t nervous. It was lovely and very calm actually,” he added.
Mr Arscott will be donating all of the money he makes to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.
Kenneth said: “My wife says this is the last time I’m allowed to do it so I’ll have to think of something else for next year.”
Derek Albutt from Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance with intrepid pensioner Kenneth Arscott, chair of the Minehead Lifeboat Guild Catherine Knight and Barrie Lanham from the guild. PHOTO: Steve Guscott
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