A weekly editor got more than he bargained for when he attended the retirement party of his predecessor at the newspaper.
The 38-year-old was accosted by representatives from local hospice charity Grove House at a celebration party for former editor Noel Cantillon who left the paper in April after 36 years – 22 of them as editor.
Matt, who rather ominously is the 13th editor in the Advertiser’s 153-year history, told HTFP: “It’s the first time I’ve done something like this and I was sort of roped into it.
“But to be honest it’s something I have always thought about doing so probably would have done it at some point anyway.
“The £400 target is the bare minimum and hopefully once I’ve actually done the jump our readers will donate.
“It’s a charity that the paper has been involved with for many years and we run a weekly page about them.”
Matt’s tandem leap of faith takes place from 10,000ft on 19 July at Brackley Airfield, Northamptonshire.
Over £300 has already been pledged at his online fundraising page.