A KENDAL man will reach new heights as he performs a skydive for a hospice in memory of his late wife.

David Aris, 90, from Kendal will jump from a great height along with two other volunteers on behalf of St John's Hospice in Lancaster on Sunday March 29.

The ‘Jump for St John’s skydive’ will take place at Cark Airfield in Flookburgh.

“My late wife June and myself were cared for by St John’s Hospice both as a patient on the ward and later at home to the very highest standard," he said.

“I am left with a debt which I will never be able to repay but am sky diving a second time to fund raise for the hospice, a very worthy cause.”

He will be joined on his incredible feat by David Stern, 81, and Chloe Lister, 17.

“It was two and a half years ago we started with the hospice; my wife had become very ill," said David.

“I moved into the hospice with her and the hospice did everything they could for us. We stayed for five weeks and her condition improved so she could come back to our home in Oxenholme.

“We were 150 per cent supported by St John’s Hospice, every step of the way. I wanted to repay the huge debt I owed to the hospice for all they had done for me and my wife.

“I help with various things like coffee mornings, sky dives and work as a volunteer for them serving meals.

“There are 500 volunteers. I am 81 but I am going to do what I can."

Lisa Morgan, community fundraising lead, said: “I’m over the moon with the enthusiasm of St John’s Hospice supporters and sky dive participants within the South Lakes area."

To donate to St John’s please go to donate.everydayhero.com.