High flying total for daredevil duo

Stewart Waldie and Mathew Johnston have so far raised �2,765 for Cancer Research UK.
Stewart Waldie and Mathew Johnston have so far raised �2,765 for Cancer Research UK.

Two Abroath men are flying high after raising an amazing £2,800 for charity by doing a hair-raising skydive.

Mathew Johnston and brother-in-law Stewart Waldie took the leap of faith for Cancer Research UK at Strathallan airfield near Auchterarder, Perthshire.

It was a case a fifth time lucky for the pair after their previous attempts were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions so they were glad to finally achieve their goal.

Mathew and Stewart, a barman at the Lochlands bar in the town, had to wait more than a year to complete the jump, and both men were relieved to celebrate when they were back on terra firma!

Mathew, who works at the Commercial and Agriculture Insurance Brokers, said: “We both said afterwards it is one of the scariest things that we’ve ever done but it was incredible.

“It was a tandem jump from 10,000 feet and and we both had an instructor strapped to our backs.

“The reason we wanted to do it is because both myself and Stewart’s families have been affected by cancer. We both always wanted to do a skydive as well so thought we would combine the two and raise money for a good cause.

“We’re glad to get it over with after so many failed attempts and we’re here to tell the tale.”

Well done to both men for a fantastic achievement!