Rugby fans leap into action for Collett School

A pair of Northampton Saints rugby fans are taking on a charity skydive, following an appeal from a rival team supporter.

Monday, 15th May 2017, 9:38 am
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 5:04 pm
Rugby fans Ian Simons and Kirstie Blencowe

Estate agent Ian Simons, aged 43, and accountant Kirstie Blencowe, 46, were inspired to leap into action after reading an appeal by Saracens supporter Fraz Collett-Gorton on Facebook.

On June 11, the pair will be taking part in a sponsored skydive in aid of Friends of Collett, the charity that raises money for The Collett School, a special educational needs schoolin Hemel Hempstead which is attended by Fraz’s son Murray.

Ian, who is afraid of heights, said: “You never know when a family member or friend might require help from somewhere like The Collett School and that’s why we wanted to do something to help.

“The added twist is that Kirstie and I will be jumping wearing the shirts of rival rugby teams. I will be donning a Leicester Tigers top and Kirstie a Saracens one.

“The thought of doing that is even more gut-wrenching than the jump itself!”