Annesley Woodhouse dad ready for 12,000ft charity plunge

NMAC12-1120-2''Robert Lamb who will be doing a charity sky dive for APTCOO and Braken Hill Schhol at Kirkby
NMAC12-1120-2''Robert Lamb who will be doing a charity sky dive for APTCOO and Braken Hill Schhol at Kirkby

A BRAVE Annesley Woodhouse dad will be taking a leap of faith for two good causes when he jumps 12,000ft out of a plane.

Robert Lamb is getting ready to do a skydive at Langar Airfield near Nottingham on 5th June to raise funds for Bracken Hill special school in Kirkby and Mansfield-based APTCOO (A Place to Call Our Own), which supports children with disabilities and additional needs.

Robert wanted to take the challenge to support the organisations who have helped his 11-year-old son Lewis, who has autism and Tourette’s syndrome.

The 45-year-old, who works for haulage firm Taylor’s, said: “Bracken Hill helps him educationally and with social skills and APTCOO is like a youth club that helps him to integrate with people.”

It was after speaking to staff at APTCOO that Robert decided to do the skydive.

“They have done it to raise money and they found it rewarding,” he says.

“I am looking forward to it. I will probably only do it once and it will be an experience.”

Robert is being supported by his family, including his wife Julie who is fundraising.

She says: “I am very proud that he is going to do it.

“Bracken Hill and APTCOO have helped us tremendously - they really have done marvellous things for him.

“It is just our way of saying thankyou to them. They have really supported him and continue to support him - and us as a family.”

Friends and family have so far pledged more than £200 towards the challenge. Anyone who wants to sponsor Robert can call reporter Catherine Allen on Mansfield 450302.