High flying students raise cash for charity

Published June 18th, 2014

Two Shropshire students will be taking to the skies next week to celebrate finishing their GCSE examinations.


Highflyers William Jones and Olly Chapman will mark the completion of their exams by jumping out of a plane – hopefully not in anticipation of their results!

As well as experiencing the adrenalin rush, the plucky pair want to raise money for charity and have chosen The Midlands Air Ambulance.

“Olly and I are currently taking our final GCSE exams at Wrekin College and we take our last exam on the June 23,”  said Will Jones, 16.

“Two days after, on June 25, we are going skydiving in order to raise money for charity. It is something we have both always wanted to do and we are putting all money raised towards Midlands Air Ambulance so we would both be very grateful for any donations,” he said.

Will has helped raise money for the Air Ambulance charity before as it is the chosen charity of Shrewsbury chartered surveyors Berrys where his father Chris Jones is a partner.

The two friends have set up a Just Giving site for donations at Alternatively cheques can be made payable to Midlands Air Ambulance and forwarded to Williams’ home address at Leaton House, Pound Lane, Hanwood, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 8JR.

“We are funding the total cost of the skydive ourselves so 100 per cent of the donations will go towards the Midlands Air Ambulance which we believe to be a very worthy cause, particularly in such a rural county as Shropshire,” said Will.

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity funds three helicopters serving West Midlands, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and the Welsh borders. It is funded entirely by the public and receives no Government or Lottery funding. £6 million is needed a year to keep it in operation.

For more information contact Chris Jones at Berrys on 01743 271697 or donate at


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More about Chris Jones

Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 267063
Mobile: 07970 408516

Chris is from a Shropshire farming background and has more than two decades of experience in providing advice to landowners and farmers since joining Berrys Shrewsbury office in 1991 following completion of his studies in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Surveyors and a Deputy Valuer to the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation as well as being an RICS Registered Valuer. Chris has been an equity Partner since 2000.

Chris specialises in freehold sales & purchases of agricultural property and development land, planning & development, property management, compensation & compulsory purchase, property valuations to include expert witness in rural property, Agricultural Holdings advice under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 & Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, he also specialises in Basic Payment matters.