50th birthday plans up in the air!

Davey and Calum Todd who did a charity skydive for Help for Heroes on Davey's 50th birthday
Davey and Calum Todd who did a charity skydive for Help for Heroes on Davey's 50th birthday
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An adventurous Kirkcaldy father celebrated his 50th birthday by doing a charity skydive with his son and air!

Davey Todd and son Calum (16), of the town’s Templehall Avenue, are still on cloud nine after taking part in the daredevil dive in aid of Help for Heroes – raising £450 in the process.

Calum, an S5 pupil at Kirkcaldy High School, is keen to join the RAF when he leaves school, and he also wanted to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity, while his dad also wanted to do something a bit more adventurous to celebrate his big milestone, so they set up the skydive.

And, instead of getting presents for his birthday, the family asked guests at Davey’s party at Styx in Kirkcaldy to make a donation which they plan to present to Help for Heroes when all the money has been collected.

The duo took to the skies from Fife Airport in Glenrothes early on Saturday morning, with clear blue skies and sunshine to help them on their way.

And with an eager crowd of onlookers cheering them on and taking photographs, they tandem jumped from a plane while their adventure was captured on film for them to enjoy again later.

Calum’s mum, Mary, who was there to watch them take the plunge, said the pair had had a great experience.

“They both thoroughly enjoyed themselves and were buzzing for a long time afterwards,” she said.

“It was really good that we got the DVD too so everyone could see what they were seeing when they jumped from the plane.

“Calum did most of the fundraising himself, asking friends and family to support him, and we are very proud of what he has achieved.”

On Saturday night at Davey’s birthday party in Styx, guests were asked to make a donation to Help for Heroes.

“It was a great day and one Davey won’t forget,” added Mary.