Teddy bears and soft toys to boldly drop for good cause

BRAVE teddy bears will be lining-up to parachute jump from the top of Thurlton Church, on Saturday.

Teddies are being invited to once again fling themselves from the top of the church to raise money for Thurlton Pre-School and Church.

Last year more than 80 parachute drops took place, raising �460, and it is hoped that this will be surpassed at this year's Jubilee themed event.

Fundraising co-ordinator Catherine Ellis said: 'It is open to everyone to enter as many teddies or soft toys as they wish. You can design and make your own parachute, purchase one on the day or in advance from the pre-school for �1. The registration entrance fee for the drop itself is �2 for one teddy or �5 for three or more teddies from the same family.'

The winning teddies will be those that travel the furthest from the base of the church tower but still land within the church yard itself.

There will also be a best dressed competition for those entered in advance, as well as face painting, tombolas, games and craft stalls.

The second annual teddy bear parachute jump takes place at 2pm on Saturday, May 5.

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