A trio of friends have taken to the skies to take part in a sky dive to show their gratitude to a leading disability charity.

Harrison Jardine said he wanted to do something to support – and fundraise – for Papworth Trust after his late father, Graham, was supported by rehabilitation services offered by the charity.

He was joined by good friends, Oliver Jones and Bayley Smyth, to take part in a charity sky dive on Friday 16th March.

Harrison, 23, who lives in Buckhurst Hill, said: “My father and our family were supported by Papworth Trust after he suffered a major stroke.

“The charity supported his rehabilitation, including occupational and speech therapy, and helped him to eventually live independently.

"They helped give him his life back which meant his last couple of years were really special to me.

“My father passed away in December 2016 and I always said I wanted to do something to support Papworth Trust in his memory.”

Harrison’s wish was granted by his friend, Oliver, who surprised him with a sky dive for a surprise birthday present.

The trio have since started fundraising for the charity and have raised more than £2,700.

Jo Revitt, Corporate Partnership Fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful to Harrison, Oliver and Bayley for their support of Papworth Trust.

“The money raised will make a big difference to the services and support we can provide to local disabled people.”

To sponsor the trio please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gjardineskydive.