Mark lives in his own house in Cornwall and is supported with his tenancy and daily life by staff from Mencap's personal support and housing. Mark wanted to do a sky-dive for charity and staff supported him to find out how to go about it.
Mark discovered that he could do a jump from a local aerodrome if he raised £400 for the Royal National Mission for Deep Sea Fisherman. He was confident that this would not be hard as he knows so many people in the area where he lives.
On the morning of the jump Mark was feeling a little nervous. However, when he arrived at the aerodrome he was greeted by members of his family from across the country and his nerves quickly disappeared!
Soon Mark was on the plane and then jumping out. He and his trainer free-falled for 5000 feet at 120mph before the parachute opened - and on landing he was justifiably very pleased with his efforts.
Mark raised over £700 for the charity and was very proud of his achievement.