Father and daughter take plunge together

PUBLISHED: 14:35 03 April 2017

Bruce Piggott  dared a skydive with an instructor.

Bruce Piggott dared a skydive with an instructor.

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A daring pair of Welwyn Garden City skydivers spanned a generation as they leaped from 10,000 feet yesterday.

Meisha Piggott dared a skydive with an instructor. Meisha Piggott dared a skydive with an instructor.

Retired electronic engineer Bruce Piggott, 74, dared a sky-dive with his daughter, former Stanborough School pupil Meisha Piggott.

Bruce, who now lives in Hertford but lived in Welwyn Garden City for 29 years until 2003, said: “Nothing can prepare you for the experience of hanging out of an aeroplane at 10,000 feet with nothing below you but empty space.

“The first 35 seconds was free-fall. Falling at 120 miles per hour, the rush of sound and wind is amazing.”

Bruce Piggott and his daughter Meisha. Bruce Piggott and his daughter Meisha.

They have raised over £700 for the Lucy Foundation, which helps child abuse victims.

Anyone who knows them can add further support online at online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BrucePiggott1

Bruce worked for two Welwyn Garden City electronics businesses- Stag Microsystems and Computer Keyboard Systems.

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