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Cliff Dadson, 94, just before his 13,500ft sponsored tandem skydive in Grange-over-Sands (Action for Children/PA)

Cliff Dadson, 94, just before his 13,500ft sponsored tandem skydive in Grange-over-Sands (Action for Children/PA)

Cliff Dadson, 94, just before his 13,500ft sponsored tandem skydive in Grange-over-Sands (Action for Children/PA)

A 94-year-old man has completed his first ever parachute jump - one year after he became Britain's oldest graduate.

Cliff Dadson, from Cumbria, took part in a 13,500ft sponsored tandem skydive in Grange-over-Sands.

Last September he graduated from the Open University with a BA Open Degree in Arts before turning his attention to skydiving.

He said: " I was a little nervous going up in the plane and I did actually question what was I doing. But as soon as we stepped out of the plane it was an incredible experience to see where I live so high up.

"I decided to fundraise for Action for Children as I have no grandchildren of my own and I think they do a great job. I've been supporting them for about 30 years."

Mr Dadson can be sponsored at the website: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CliffDadson.

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