Men jump from 10,000 ft to raise money for charity

Two men have raised over £1,000 for the Mayor’s charities by taking part in a skydive from 10,000 feet.

Shaz Saleem and Jesse Perkins took the plunge on Saturday to raise funds for Dudley Mind, YMCA and Alzheimer's UK - the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Dave Tyler's chosen charities.

Mr Saleem, who lives in Kingswinford and was recently named as an ambassador to the mayor, said:

"It was an amazing experience, I can't explain it. This was my little contribution to the brilliant work these three charities do.

"It's always important to give back and show our appreciation."

The fearless duo had set themselves a £1,000 target, but Mr Saleem, the chairman of Dudley's Private Hire and Taxi Association, said he was delighted that they had managed to surpass it. He added:

"To have smashed our target amount is fantastic. I want to thank everyone who has supported us but there is still time to continue supporting us."

Anyone wishing to donate can do so via

Cllr Tyler said he thought the men were "barmy but very brave", adding: "I cant' thank them enough, and everyone else who has donated so far."


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