Adrenalin levels will be at an all time high for a well-known kennel hand from Lakenheath on Monday who has agreed take part in a charity sky dive
Sid Huett, who works for five-times champion trainer Mark Wallis, is to take the ultimate leap of faith after agreeing to take part in a 13,000ft tandem parachute jump titled Fall For Hounds.
The event, which will take place at Sibson Airfield near Peterborough, has been set up by Sky Sports and Racing Post TV presenter Julie Collier, in an attempt to raise funds for the Retired Greyhound Trust.
“The whole thing was Julie’s idea as she was calling for all greyhound people to get together for a charity sky dive,” said Sid.
“It was a case of putting yourself forward. I was sat there watching RPTV one night and I had half a bottle of red wine to many and I tweeted in saying you can count me in.
“Once I was committed I was never going to back out of it, plus I had a few people within the industry giving me encouragement to do it.”
Although having raised more than £800 in the lead up to the event, Sid who is also a committee member at Lakenheath Football Club, is hoping one last push will see him reach the fund raising target he has in the back of his mind.
Included among those which have pledged cash to Sid’s fund are Dick and Ann Barfoot, owners of Category One scorer Adageo Bob, and sports massage therapist Ron Mills, joint owner of this year’s Greyhound Derby hero Salad Dodger.
“I am pleased with the support I have had so far and my thanks goes out to everyone who has donated. However I am still looking for more sponsorship as I would like to reach a £1,000,” said Sid.
“There are 56 of us doing this and if we could each raise £1,000 it would go a long way for the charity.”
Following on from the skydive a charity auction of sports memorabilia and a barbecue will be held from 6pm at the Angel Inn at Yarwell.
To sponsor Sid visit www.markwallisgreyhounds.co.uk