THE prospect of tumbling from a plane holds no fears for undertaker William Haines.

“I’m not nervous at all – in fact, I can’t wait,” said the 29-year-old, from Fulham, who is to do a charity skydive to raise money for the Rainbow Trust, which provides practical and emotional support to families when their child has a terminal or life-threatening illness.

Mr Haines, an undertaker at Co-operative Funeralcare in Fulham Road, decided to raise money for the foundation after learning of its work when he arranged the funeral arrangements of a child.

Mr Haines, who has a daughter, Jazmine, aged five, said: “The most memorable part for me was the relationship between staff at Rainbow Trust children’s charity and the grieving parents.

“The trust couldn’t do enough and the level of care and emotional investment it gave was nothing short of inspirational.”

Mr Haines is no stranger to strenuous charity challenges. He has abseiled for the National Federation of the Blind and climbed Snowdon for the NSPCC.

"It’s going to be amazing," he said. "When the parachute opens I’ll just enjoy the experience."

Mr Haines hopes to raise more than £500.

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