Parachute Jump


undefinedA member of the congregation at St. Thomas', Stockport, is doing a skydive for The Christie hospital, where he's being treated for cancer. Richard Scott's parachute jump will take place on Sunday 6 September.

Churchwarden Richard, 60, who’s also a long-serving Director of Music at St Thomas’, was diagnosed with kidney cancer some five years ago. He had the kidney removed but the cancer had spread. He then underwent specialist immunotherapy treatment, which has led to a stalling of his illness. The married father of two grown-up sons is currently able to live a very full, normal life.

The medical treatment Richard’s received was expensive to develop and is costly to administer. It was made possible partly by money raised by previous fundraisers.

Now Richard is planning a sponsored jump. He said: “My sponsored jump will raise money exclusively for The Christie, and will take place at the Black Knights Centre near Lancaster.

“It’s a tandem jump, so I’ll be fastened to and controlled by an experienced professional jumper. I would ask as many people as possible to sponsor me and give money to this good cause through my JustGiving page."

Richard (pictured above) is a recording engineer and producer, specialising in recordings of brass bands, orchestras  and choral music. Quite a few of  his recording are made in St. Thomas’ church, which has excellent acoustics.