Daredevil jump from Little Horsted church

Parachuting bears in Little Horsted by Ron Hill

Parachuting bears in Little Horsted by Ron Hill

If you went down to a church in Little Horsted this weekend, you might have been surprised to see dozens of teddy bears parachuting down from the bell tower.

The teddy bear parachute jump took place on Sunday (March 30) to raise funds for St Michael and All Angels Church restoration appeal.

Children made brightly coloured parachutes to ensure their cuddly toys reached the ground safely.

The bears had been in training all week and although paws were shaking, more than 40 bears made the jump.

The gathered crowds applauded as each brave bear was launched from the parapet.

Canon Martin Onions said: “I was so impressed with the effort that everyone had put into devising their bears’ parachutes, there were brightly coloured ones to a couple made from St Michael carrier bags.

“Today we are launching our fundraising appeal for the restoration of the fabric of St Michael’s and I want to thank everyone who has made such a great effort.

“We want to encourage as many as possible to get involved and this was a really fun and exciting way to get things going.”




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