A Selco Branch Manager jumped 15,000ft from a plane to raise money in memory of his colleague.

Craig Dickinson (pictured) manages Selco’s Perry Barr store in Birmingham. His sponsored skydive raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the John Taylor Hospice, and The Scout Association. The sum will be matched by Selco.

Dickinson’s skydive was in honour of Anthony Stephens, who worked as a supervisor in the branch. He lost his battle with cancer earlier this year, aged 60.

Dickinson said: “Anthony worked for Selco for ten years and he was close to a lot of people’s hearts. I wanted to do something in his memory.

“The money I raised will be split between Selco’s nominated charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, the John Taylor Hospice in Birmingham, which cared for Anthony in his final days, and The Scout Association, which I am heavily involved in.

“The freefall was amazing. If you don’t like fairground rides then it’s not for you because there is quite a bit of spinning. But it’s definitely something I’d consider doing again for charity.”

Carine Jessamine, Marketing Director at Selco, said: “Many congratulations to Craig for completing the skydive – and for raising so much money.

“We are a close-knit business and there is no doubt Anthony had many friends within the company.”

Selco has raised more than £500,000 for Macmillan since it partnered with the charity in 2012.