A DETERMINED 84-year-old from Crowthorne will be jumping out a plane at 13,000 next month.

Trever Jones, who as supposed to undertake the exciting challenge in May, was pleased to hear that the skydive he had dreamt of doing is being postponed to August following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having moved to the Crowthorne area in late 2019, Trevor soon made his way to the COATS Centre where he quickly made new friends.

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Originally from the North East, Trevor served five years as an infantryman in the Green Howards before setting up a successful printing business.

He retired to the sunshine of Cyprus 20 years ago and arrived in Crowthorne last year to be near his daughter.

Trevor said. "I am keen to make a contribution to my new community and so have decided, at the age of 84, to do a tandem skydive to raise money for COATS.

"Please support me in my adventure and COATS in their great work with a donation no matter how small."

The aim of the COATS charity is to improve the well-being of older people who live in or near Crowthorne.

The COATS Centre for senior citizens provides companionship, freshly cooked meals, activities and entertainments Monday to Thursday between 10am and 4pm and 10am to 2pm on Friday.

A minibus service is provided in Crowthorne to transport less mobile visitors to and from the centre.

The charity is supported by many volunteers who help the professionally qualified staff run the centre and the minibus transport.

Its charity shop is run entirely by volunteers.

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Although currently closed due to Covid-19, plans are already underway in anticipation of re-opening in the near future.

Trevor will be doing the skydive on Sunday, August 16 at Chiltern Park Airfield in Ipsden, Oxfordshire.

To donate to Trevor's Go Fund Me page, click here.

For details of the COATS service and for volunteer opportunities visit the website.