A MAN is rounding up supporters in and around Barnsley, Wombwell and Darfield for a charity skydive in aid of Darcy Burke.

Self-employed metal fabricator Mark Haywood, 28, is organising the 13,000 ft jump - the highest possible for a tandem skydive - to raise funds for the five-year-old.

 

Darcy has pontine glioma, a rare brain stem tumour which is inoperable because of its position. She is having radiotherapy and chemotherapy to extend her life expectancy.

Mark, from Darfield, but now living in Swinton, said: "We have about 15 guys signed up to do the jump at Scunthorpe and I'm aiming to get about 20.

"Everyone will pay for their own jump, which will be over £200 each, and that will go to Darcy."

The jump takes place on September 7 and anyone who wants to get involved can phone Mark on 07946 541443.