Skydiving Spalding dad and son raise £5K for cancer

Michael Carratt and dad Steve Venney during their sky dive ANL-150710-151559001
Michael Carratt and dad Steve Venney during their sky dive ANL-150710-151559001
  • They more than double £2,000 target
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A Spalding man recovering from leukaemia and his dad have raised nearly £5,000 for charity after a skydive.

Michael Carratt (36) took the plunge with dad Steve Venney to boost the Bloodwise charity for leukaemia and lymphoma research.

I’d aimed for £2,000 to start with so to raise that much cash was an amazing result

Michael Carratt (36)

Michael raised £2,645 and his employer Network Rail donated £1,650 to CLIC Sargent young people’s cancer charity through its matched giving scheme. Steve also raised £500 for Bloodwise.

“I’d aimed for £2,000 to start with so to raise that much cash was an amazing result,” Michael told the Guardian.

“It was an absolutely amazing experience and completely indescribable. I would encourage anyone to give it a go.

“Thanks to the people of Spalding, friends, family and co-workers for donating so generously.”

The Bloodwise charity has now offered Michael and Steve the chance to go to Kings College, London to have a tour of the laboratories being funded by efforts such as theirs and to meet with pioneers in the field.

Michael, dad of Finlay and step-dad to Emily, previously raised £400.81 for Bloodwise with a charity bag pack at Morrissons in Pinchbeck.

Finlay’s school, Spalding Primary, also held a Bloodwise fundraiser and made £684.70 from a non-uniform day, cake and chocolate sale.

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