Daredevil Mike is doing it for Paul

PUBLISHED: 11:56 05 August 2009 | UPDATED: 23:55 15 June 2010

Mike Layzell (second left) is pictured with Philip Ross, of Select Windows, Adrian Phillips, of Millstream Taxis, and Maxy French, of To an Fro

Mike Layzell (second left) is pictured with Philip Ross, of Select Windows, Adrian Phillips, of Millstream Taxis, and Maxy French, of To an Fro

MIKE Layzell, of Honiton, is planning his first sky dive in memory of a former school friend. Ambulance technician Mr Layzell, 42, will jump out of a plane above Dunkeswell air field on September 4 as a tribute to the late Paul Sedgwick

MIKE Layzell, of Honiton, is planning his first sky dive in memory of a former school friend.

Ambulance technician Mr Layzell, 42, will jump out of a plane above Dunkeswell air field on September 4 as a tribute to the late Paul Sedgwick, who died earlier this year after suffering from leukaemia.

Sponsorship is to be donated to the Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF).

Mr Layzell has previously climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge, in Australia, in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. He enjoyed the experience so much he completed the feat twice in two days.

"My target is to raise £500 for ELF but, hopefully, I'm going to exceed that amount," he said.

Sponsors have been quick to come forward to pledge their support. Select Windows, of Honiton, and Millstream Taxis have both offered £100 and further sponsorship is being provided by To an Fro, based at Honiton Garage.

To sponsor Mr Layzell, call him on 07813405510.

A reunion of Honiton Community College's Class of 1983 is also being planned in memory of Paul. The 'no ticket required' event will start from Cafe 102, High Street, Honiton at 7.30pm (for 8pm) on October 3.


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