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LOWESTOFT FC: Blues to take to sky

PUBLISHED: 12:06 30 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:14 06 July 2010

LOWESTOFT players have been jumping for joy this season - now they're going to be jumping for charity.

A group of players from the Ryman League Division One North title-winning team are raising money for Leukaemia Research with a parachute jump at Ellough Park, near Beccles.

LOWESTOFT players have been jumping for joy this season - now they're going to be jumping for charity.

A group of players from the Ryman League Division One North title-winning team are raising money for Leukaemia Research with a parachute jump at Ellough Park, near Beccles.

The idea has come from defender Adam Smith, whose family has connections with the charity.

He will take to the air along with midfielder Gary Holt, centre-half Greg Crane, left back Matthew Potter and, representing the management team, Craig Fleming.

The players will jump on Sunday, May 16 - and Fleming for one is looking forward to a new experience.

“It seemed a good idea at the time, when Smudger (Smith) mentioned it,” he laughed.

“But it's for a worthy cause so it will be well worth the nerves. I'm told it's exhilarating and a little scary at the same time so I'm looking forward to it.

“Most of us who are taking part are defenders - Holt's the one who plays furthest forward. Jamie Godbold may join us, he hasn't quite decided yet, so we'll see what the wingers have in them.”

Fleming will be setting up a Just Giving page on the web, but anyone wishing to sponsor any of the jumpers should contact the Lowestoft Town FC or Fleming, on 07500 556644.

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