People against Poverty seeks skydiving heroes

By Nick Batten on 28 March, 2018

Melksham-based charity, People against Poverty, is looking for volunteers to take part in a sponsored skydive.

The charity says the event will be a “fantastic opportunity” to network with like-minded people while “raising money for a great cause.” Money raised will go towards funding the projects of the charity, which works around the world to improve the lives of people living in “desperate conditions.”

The first person to register to jump will be Dick Beath, non-exec director and trustee for Business Against Poverty – a membership community that was established by People Against Poverty.

Dick has had an extensive career in the British Infantry before becoming known for his charitable work with various not-for-profit organisations in both Africa and the UK as well as his work in the mental health sector.

He is hoping that anyone wishing to show their support will sponsor him in the dive which takes place at Netheravon Airfield (between Salisbury and Marlborough) on the 12 May 2018.

Bill Huxley, chair of trustees for People against Poverty, said: “We at People against Poverty have a wonderful set of trustees who bring many intellectual skills to the table, but never before has a trustee done anything like this to raise money for families living in absolute poverty. We are very proud of Richard, a man who pushes through barriers to make a difference to so many.”

To secure your place, please contact People against Poverty either by email at or calling the office on 01225541269.

A deposit of £50 will be required, and a minimum amount of £400 will need to be raised in sponsorship before the day.

If you want to join but can’t make the 12th, another event will be held on 15 September.