A determined Bracknell dad has raised over £1,000 for his daughter’s school after completing a ‘terrifying’ sky-dive last month.

Daren Teverson, whose daughter attends Harmans Water Primary School, decided to take on the challenge to raise funds for a new sensory room at Harmans Water Primary School.

Following the departure of their SEND program, the sensory room is expected to help children in the school who experience a range of sensory challenges on a daily basis.

Teverson said: “I was incredibly nervous before I did the sky dive but I wanted to push myself outside of my comfort zone and do something for charity.

“I don’t really like planes but when I got up into the air I felt a little less nervous.”

Both Darren, 50, and his 70-year-old mother-in-law headed to Headcorn on May 25, where they completed the 12,000 ft fall.

“It was an incredible feeling. During the first drop we were falling for 40 seconds at 125mph and it was the best experience I have ever had," he said.

“Once the parachute opened, we were able to enjoy the view and it was amazing.”

Darren, whose daughter is autistic, said that this room will help pupils like his daughter who are sensitive to loud noises, lights, and busy environments.

He added: “The sensory room will allow children with autism and other disorders to regulate their emotions in a safe space before rejoining the class.

“Children with ADHD are sometimes prone to oversensitising, which can affect their education if they can’t concentrate.

“The specialist room will mean that these kids will hopefully have somewhere to go before rejoining their class quicker.”

The sensory room has received support and encouragement from both the council and the school.

This follows the closure of the SEND provision of Harmans Water Primary School.

So far, the family has raised £1,260 which will be presented to the SEN Co-Ordinator and the school’s head teacher this month.

If you wish to donate money for Harman Water Primary School’s new sensory room click here.