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Newark man's skydive fundraiser for mental health charity Unlock Your You secures more than £1,000




A man who fell from the skies in a fundraiser for a mental health helpline is looking for his next adrenaline rush.

Colby Williams, of Newark, raised more than £1,000 with a friend for a support line he helped launch during the first national coronavirus lockdown.

The helpline, set up by community interest company Unlock Your You, hopes to supplement other mental health support services and support the NHS.

Colby Williams after his skydive to raise funds for Unlock Your You's mental health helpline.
Colby Williams after his skydive to raise funds for Unlock Your You's mental health helpline.

“The view during the skydive was beautiful but I did not get the rush I was looking for,” said Colby.

“When I landed I was like ‘was that it?’ I can do so much more now.”

Colby, who has been furloughed from his role at Tambo Lounge, Newark, said his next step was to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

“I’m treating furlough as another blessing,” he said.

“I have been able to put more time in at Unlock Your You, which is my passion.

“We have been looking at what other fundraisers members of our team can get involved with, helping them to break their comfort zones.”

Of the second lockdown, Colby said: “There will be people who have a strong mindset from the first one, but for others it will be the last straw.

“We are continuing our work through the helpline and reaching out to those who need it.”

The Unlock Your You helpline is being run Monday to Friday, from 7am to midnight.

You can contact them by calling 0800 994 9116 or by emailing talk@unlockyouryou.com



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