River Waveney Trust founder takes giant leap for Geldeston Lock renovation project
- Credit: Courtesy of Geoff Doggett
The founder of an environmental group fighting to protect the River Waveney took a giant leap to support his cause - out of a plane.
Geoff Doggett, 71, is a founding trustee of the River Waveney Trust, who currently are working to restore the historic Geldeston Lock chamber.
As part of fundraising for the project, Mr Doggett took part in a charity skydive at Ellough Airfield, fulfilling a lifelong ambition in the process.
He said: 'Apprehension to adrenaline and the experience when leaving the plane was quite thrilling.
'I wasn't exactly helped by the temperature at -24 degrees up there, but I had fantastic views of Becles and the Waveney Valley on a glorious sunny and clear morning.'
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Through sponsors and donations, Mr Doggett raised more than £4,000 towards the Geldeston Lock campaign, meaning the Trust has now raised more than £7,000 towards its £15,000 target.
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