A DARING but caring son will plummet 160 feet to the ground to raise money for a bereavement group which has helped his mum cope after the loss of his father.
Raymond Morris, 48, of Richmond Road, Upton, has taken on the challenge to donate the money to The Young at Heart Group, based at The Grove, South Kirkby, which offers support, and friendship to those who have lost a loved one.
His mum Sylvia Morris has been a member for the past four years since his dad, Barry, died.
He said: “My mum was at a total loss. But since going to the group she has been a different woman.
“So I just thought it was my turn to try and help them.
“I am nervous but it’s for such a great cause, I will just have to get on with it.”
He will leap from the Transporter Bridge, in Middlesbrough, on June 17.
Mrs Morris, 72, of said: “I’m apprehensive about Raymond doing it but he knows how much the group has helped me.
“I am really proud of him for doing something so out of the ordinary to help the group.”
The money will pay for a meal or day trip depending how much he raises.
Anne Bond, 67, set up the group after finding everyday life difficult after her husband, Colin, died in 2000.
There were originally only six members but this has risen to 80.
Mrs Bond, of Brooksfield, South Kirkby, said: “I am over the moon that Raymond is doing the jump, I am really grateful to him.”
She said the group is something for people to look forward to and builds their confidence.
She said: “We are all going through the same thing which is a comfort.
“We share experiences and try to help each other. It has taught me, and hope many of the members, that it is possible to smile and laugh again.”
The group meets on Thursdays from 10.30am until noon.
For more information, or to sponsor Mr Morris, contact Mrs Bond on 01977 643247.