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Age is no barrier in later life

 Parachute Jump Give Aside

A number of Hanover residents prove that age is no barrier to learning new skills in later life. These include a skydiver, a writer, an astrophysicist, and a man who overcame disability to take up competitive sailing.

Brian Fox from Hanover Gardens, Bicester experienced his first charity parachute jump at the age of 70! He finally decided to take the plunge at the Hinton Skydiving Centre, Stean, Northants. On the day he was joined by his son Steven and sky diving instructor Geoff Wood.

Brian says: ‘I have always wanted to sky dive but my wife Barbara was always worried for my safety. After her death I decided to fulfil my ambition and raise money for a worthy cause.

‘I would recommend sky diving to anyone keen to take the plunge. The adrenaline rush has certainly raised my spirits. For my next challenge I am planning a wing walk on my 75th birthday!’