Sutton amputee Ryan and mum to do a daredevil charity plunge

Skydiving duo: Ryan NcCrum and mum Sally are taking part in a charity leap from a plane.
Skydiving duo: Ryan NcCrum and mum Sally are taking part in a charity leap from a plane.

A Sutton man who lost part of his left leg following a road accident is defying his disability to jump out of a plane in a charity fundraiser.

Daredevils Ryan McCrum and his mum Sally (45) will take the plunge on the same day to help raise money.

Ryan was 19 when, in November 2013, he was riding his Honda 125 through Sutton town centre.

He was involved in a collision and his left leg was trapped against the car.

He was to spend six weeks in both the Queens Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital, and although it was thought the leg might be saved, it had to be amputated through the knee.

Ryan has now had 16 operations in total, and hopes to eventually be able to use a prosthetic leg, although he will not be able to return to work as a warehouse operative.

Following his injuries, he discovered the work of the Limbless Association, an organisation dedicated to helping people who have lost limbs.

Ryan said: “It is hard to get used to really. It shows how you take everything for granted but you have to crack on.

“You have to learn to walk again, and there are things I can’t do, like be a warehouse worker.

“I came across the work of the Limbless Association and thought that there is something I can do to help others.

“There isn’t a lot of charity support for young amputees out there and more should be done to help their recovery to give everyone a better lifestyle.”

On June 12 weather permitting, Ryan and his mum, who works as a receptionist at Fidler & Pepper Solicitors, in Mansfield and Ashfield, will freefall at more than 120mph at Langar Airfield, Nottingham.

To sponsor Ryan and Sally, visit justgiving.com/ryan-mccrum94.