Parachute jumps

Parachute jumps

A 95-year-old ABLE Day Centre volunteer is preparing to do two parachute jumps in the space of a week.

On the 8th September, John Jeffries will be doing a parachute jump with the famous Red Devils at Peterlee, to raise money for the Northumbria Blood Bikes charity.

Then, on 15th September, he will do another jump in Arnhem, Holland, this time to recreate a jump he made in 1944 during the ill-fated Operation Market Garden in the Second World War.

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