Terrifying skydive to support armed forces

Michael Bulmer EMN-141206-172948001
Michael Bulmer EMN-141206-172948001

An ex-serviceman is hoping to raise £5,000 in aid of the armed forces when he jumps from a height of 10,000 feet in August.

Michael Bulmer, 23, of Chapel Gate, Sutterton, will be heading to the Drop Zone in Norwich to complete the tandem skydive in aid of Help for Heroes, on August 30, at 8.30am.

Mr Bulmer left the army in 2009 having spent three-and-a-half years supporting operational aircraft - including refuelling and repairing Apache Helicopters.

He said: “I’m ex-military myself so Help for Heroes is close to my heart. This is the only other way I can support the armed forces.”

He said he understood what the charity means to men and women in the forces and said without it they wouldn’t get the support they needed.

Mr Bulmer said he was feeling the pressure in the run up to the jump.

He said: “It’s a fair way up, it’s terrifying.”

He has already raised more than £1,200 and is hoping to reach a target of £5,000 for the charity.

To support Mr Bulmer in his endeavour people can sponsor him by visiting www.bmycharity.com/Mike2014skydive

He will also be visiting various businesses and supermarkets to raise money.

Help for Heroes offers support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses while serving. This is provided through grants to individuals and other charities, capital build projects and its four recovery centres across the UK.