William Hague's dad takes charity plunge

THE father of Wath-born MP William Hague is preparing to take a giant leap for charity.

Nigel Hague (83), will be taking to the skies over Bridlington in a 10,000ft skydive in aid of the NSPCC on Saturday.

The Foreign Secretary’s father is no stranger to big fund-raising adventures, as in 2009 he successfully climbed the 3,209ft Scafell Pike in the Lake District in seven and a half hours, raising more than £51,000 for the NSPCC.

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This year, Nigel aims to raise enough money from the skydive to bring his total raised for the children's charity to over £100,000.

He has already raised over £7,000 and all sponsorship and donations will be greatly received.

Nigel, who lives in Greasborough, said: “I really enjoyed the challenge of Scafell Pike, but at my age in order to raise lots of money for charity, you have to do something different, so I decided to do this skydive.

“I’m really looking forward to it and hope the weather holds out.”