DAREDEVIL angling MBE Martin James (pictured with a big chub) was thwarted in his attempt to do a parachute jump from 13,000 feet over Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire on Bank Holiday Monday (August 25).

The former BBC Radio Lancashire angling broadcaster, who last year abseiled down The Big One rollercoaster in Blackpool, has prepared to throw himself out of a plane for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to raise money.

But as heavy rains swept across the country at the tail-end of the August Bank Holiday weekend, Martin had to abort his mission.

“I had a call from the ABF to say the parachute event has been postponed until 13th September as the weather was set to be so bad for Monday 25th August,”  Martin told Angler’s Mail.

“I have rebooked my accommodation and changed my travel plans for that period as I should have been on holiday.”

Martin still seeks more sponsors for his mission.

Martin James

Martin James MBE (right).

“The Soldiers’ Charity has been the Army’s national charity since 1944 and provides assistance to our men and women in uniform who put everything on the line to defend us and our country,” he said.

“They’re there for them with a lifetime of support whether they are serving soldiers or veterans. They offer a hand to them as individuals and, when they need help, to their families. They stand by them in conflict and in peacetime, throughout their lives.

“I would be extremely grateful if you could make a donation towards my extreme challenge!”

Click here to sponsor Martin and to donate.



Read Angler’s Mail magazine this week for a story about how anglers are raising money for the same charity by targeting big barbel on rivers around the country!


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