Cadet’s skydive to help the Armed Forces

Stefan Tokes is taking part in a parachute jump at Shotton Airfield in aid of he RAF Association.
Stefan Tokes is taking part in a parachute jump at Shotton Airfield in aid of he RAF Association.
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THIS fearless cadet will jump out of a plane thousands of feet above the ground to help members of the Armed Forces.

Sixteen-year-old Stefan Tokes, of Hylton Castle, takes to the skies above Shotton Airfield at the weekend for a parachute jump.

Daredevil Stefan is doing the jump in aid of the RAF Association, which provides welfare support to serving and ex-RAF personnel, and their families.

And he hopes to pass on hundreds of pounds to the worthy cause.

Stefan, who is part of the Usworth 2214 Cadets group in Washington, said: “It’s my first attempt because I only recently got into the age category where I can do a parachute jump.

“I don’t feel nervous now, but when I look out of the plane I probably will.

“I decided to do it after I saw an advert at the cadet squadron.

“I just thought it was something worth doing because I haven’t done it before.”

Providing support tomorrow will be Stefan’s dad Les, 56, his mum Anne, and sister Robin, 13, who is also in the cadets.

Businesses, as well as pals at Castle View Enterprise Academy where Stefan is a pupil, have already rallied around to pledge sponsorship cash, as well as a church he attends.

Those wanting to sponsor Stefan for his parachute jump should call Les on 07905 423 708.