Sky-diver's leap on space hopper
A sky-diving fanatic is claiming to be the first man
ever to have jumped from a hot air balloon on a space hopper.
Andy Carr, 42, an IT consultant from Burgess Hill, East Sussex, made the
parachute jump in aid of charity.
He hoped the leap would raise £1,000 for the Orchid Cancer Appeal for
male cancers and was also promoting an event to be held at the Brighton
Sussex-based group Bounce Your Balls for Cancer hopes to set a record
with a race involving 1,000 space hoppers.
Mr Carr made his jump on Friday, 5,000 feet (1.5km) over Figueres in
Bounce Your Balls founder, Glen Poole, of Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex,
said: "Jumping out of a plane with a Space Hopper is probably one of
the daftest things anyone has ever done.
"But it's a fantastic way to remind men that they need to bounce their
balls for cancer on a regular basis."