The sky’s the limit

Chris Poll and Rebecca Henson

Two district council staff are taking to the skies to raise charity cash.

Aylesbury Vale’s vice chairman Cllr Chris Poll and employee Rebecca Henson will both be making a tandem skydive on Friday, June 28 to fundraise for Nest Aylesbury Vale  – chairman Cllr Judy Brandis’ nominated charity for 2019/20. 

Keen motorcyclist Mr Poll said: ‘I wanted to do something a little different and a little dangerous that had the possibility of raising a significant amount of money for a very worthy cause.

The idea of reaching speeds of up to 120mph during the descent is a minor concern – not so much the speed itself but, unlike when riding my bike at speed, I will have no control and will be relying wholly on my instructor.’

When Cllr Poll mentioned his idea, Rebecca, who works in the chairman’s office, volunteered to make the jump, too. 

Nest Aylesbury Vale, previously known as Home Start Aylesbury,  is a local charity that provides an accessible and equitable support service for families, with children under five, living in Aylesbury Vale.

Charity worker Shushana Kenderick said: ‘That’s when Nest Aylesbury Vale can help.  We are a small, independent charity that provides home visiting volunteers who offer emotional and practical support.’

To support the skydive, visit their Go Fund Me page:

For more information on Nest Aylesbury Vale, visit:

June 4, 2019