23 Sep 2014

Two members of the British Dental Health Foundation are jumping 10,000 feet to raise money for charity.

Communications Manager David Arnold and Website Officer Doychin Sakutov will be performing the jump on Sunday 19 October at Brackley Parachute Centre in Oxford. The jump will be performed as a tandem skydive, reaching speeds of up to 120mph.

A collection of other dental charities including Bridge2Aid, Heart Your Smile and the Mouth Cancer Foundation, with each jumper is looking to secure £400 in sponsorship money.

The jump is the brainchild of Ian Aguado-Bush, founder of the Clean My Teeth, who put together a world record 70 hour Drummathon last year for the same charities. Ian said: "The British Dental Health Foundation does an amazing job of improving oral health. The Clean My Teeth campaign aims to improve the oral health of one million children around the world. We aim to do this by educating people, and that's exactly what the Foundation does. Choosing to raise money for them was an easy choice, and I hope to raise as much money as I can."

David Arnold added: "It's something I've never done before, and I must admit, I'm terrified! It's for a great cause though, so I hope everyone can get behind me and support me. It's just a shame they will be doing it from the safety of the ground!"

Doychin Sakutov echoed David's thoughts, saying: "I'm really looking forward to it. I can't wait for the adrenaline rush to hit me. It's going to be the greatest thing I will ever do, so I hope everyone can support me."

To sponsor the duo, please visit JustGiving - Dental Skydive.