Keith Jones has a fear of heights so jumping out of a plane was not the kind of present he was expecting for his third wedding anniversary.
However, wife Jennifer decided a joint sky dive would be the perfect way to celebrate.
The couple from Brinnington, Stockport, will take the plunge in a tandem jump in the skies above Lancaster on May 28 to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice.
Jennifer’s late mum, barmaid Michele Jackson, who was 47, was a patient there in 2009, while her dad Steven, who passed away two years ago, died at home but was due to be admitted to the hospice.
Jennifer said: “I’m not a fan of heights, but not as petrified as Keith who hates them. I’ve wanted to do it for a while and life’s too short so decided to have a go.
“Keith is nervous but excited and we’re doing it for a good cause because St Ann’s is a great charity and needs help from fundraising.
“We’ve both done bungee jumps on holiday and Europe’s longest zipwire in Wales with our sons Aaron and Kian.
“The sky dive is from 11,000 feet, though if the weather’s good enough we can upgrade to 15,000 feet – Keith will love that!”
To sponsor the couple go to Just Giving.