Big-hearted group prepares to skydive in aid of bike for Ross

Ross Walker with his friends and family who will take part in a tandem skydive
Ross Walker with his friends and family who will take part in a tandem skydive

A group of friends and family are getting ready to take part in a tandem skydive to raise money for a specially adapted bike.

Toni Walker, Marc Walker, Amie Walker, Geddes McLean, Iain Samuel, Mikey Green, Michael Waddle, Mark Cordiner, Sandra Morgan, Jack Taylor and Ryan McLean are raising money to get the bike for Ross Walker.

Ross, 18, has had cerebral palsy since birth and needs a wheelchair to get around.

The group are aiming to get him a unique Vanramm bike. There are only two of them in Scotland that the family are aware of and both are located in Fraserburgh. His sister Toni said: “Ross was in hospital for eight weeks last summer so he missed out getting outside.

“The bike will help him get outdoors and because of his mobility problems he can’t use a standard bike.”

The group will take part in their first ever tandem skydive on Saturday, March 22 at Strathallan.

Toni said: “I am excited but scared, I keep telling myself it is for Ross and I’ll be fine.”

Sponsor forms are available from The Boathouse on Seagate, Phoenix Social Care, Anna Ritchie School as well as chinese takeaways China Town and Duo Duo.

Alternatively, money can be pledged online at www.justgiving.com/yimby/jumpforross.

The group have set a target of £250 but any additional money will go towards the Willowbank Respite Centre.

Toni added: “We only get our online page for a month but people have been very generous so far.”