A BRAVE father is taking on a tandem skydive to raise funds for a Parkinson's charity after his son's Sensei was diagnosed with the condition.

Spencer Dickson, 42, will be jumping 15,000ft out of plane along with parents of students at Plan C Training on Sunday (March 1) to raise funds for Parkinson's UK.

The father of five was inspired to take on the challenge to show support to his son's karate instructor, Phil Churchill, had been diagnosed with the condition.

Spencer said: "My son, Charlie, started karate about 18 months ago and really responded to his Mr Churchill’s instruction.

"In 2018 Mr Churchill was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and who he was working with at the time said he had to stop teaching.

"He didn’t want to stop teaching the kids so he started his own company and obtained his accreditation from the British Martial Arts & Kickboxing association. "He started Plan C which my son moved to straight away and I think he is a really nice person with a gift for instruction.

"Some of the parents had an idea about doing a skydive for charity for Parkinson’s UK. I really don’t like heights I wanted my son to see that you should tackle fear head on whilst raising money for such an important cause.

"I was in the Royal Navy for 16 years as a medic so my kids kind of think I can do anything and I decided to do it.

Spencer is already halfway towards his fundraising target of £400 but said he hopes to raise as much as possible for the charity.

"Mr Churchill had initially planned to participate in the skydive and was disappointed to discover he didn’t pass the medical," Spencer said.

"I hope lots of people will donate as it really is a fantastic cause."

For more information or to donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spencer-dickson.