Charity sky dive for Hounds for Heroes

Sky dive: Bill is pictured falling through the sky as part of the fund raising sky dive for Hounds for Heores.
Sky dive: Bill is pictured falling through the sky as part of the fund raising sky dive for Hounds for Heores.

A daredevil originally hailing from Glen Lethnot has taken part in a 12,000 ft tandem skydive on Salisbury Plain in aid of Hounds for Heroes.

Bill Davidson, who attended Menmuir School and Edzell Secondary, joined the Army in 1970 when he spend eight years serving for his country.

“Hounds for Heroes is a great charity that trains dogs that can help heroes that have been injured in the war and to members of the emergency service.

“I served in the army, my brother-in-law is retired from the Ambulance Service and my niece currently works as a paramedic in Brechin, so the charity is one that means a lot to me.

“The sky dive was a great way to raise funds for the charity and if anyone would like to donate to Hounds for Heroes they can do so through their website at http://www.houndsforheroes.com”

The purpose of “Hounds for Heroes” is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services.

Initially Hounds for Heroes intends to raise £100,000 to buy five carefully selected Labradors. After around 15 months the specialist training will start, with a combination of trainers and the new owner. When the dogs are fully trained they will be transferred to the new owner.