Housewares Magazine's special projects consultant Colin Petty is raising money for the Rainy Day Trust - the housewares and home improvement charity - by throwing himself out of a plane.

Housewares’ Colin Petty takes the plunge in charity skydive

Housewares Magazine’s special projects consultant Colin Petty is raising money for the Rainy Day Trust – the housewares and home improvement charity – by throwing himself out of a plane.

He is one of a group of volunteers taking part in the annual Rainy Day Trust parachute jump, at the Army’s parachute training centre at Netheravon in Wiltshire, on Sunday September 16. Another volunteer is his wife Nina – neither of them have done a jump before.

Each jumper is trying to raise £1,000 in sponsorship – a figure which Colin has already passed, thanks to some extremely generous donations from colleagues in the housewares and DIY industry.

” Firstly, sincere thanks to everyone who has already pledged support for this charity fund-raising exercise,” said Colin. “But why stop there? The Rainy Day Trust does some terrific work helping people who have spent much of their lives in this industry, and who now need a helping hand. I want to raise as much as I possibly can.”

To sponsor Colin’s jump, just log onto www.justgiving.com/Colin-Petty1. “Donating is both quick and painless – as I hope the descent will be,” he said.

Colin is also president of the Rainy Day Trust.

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