A coach builder took a leap of faith in a thrilling tandem skydive to raise funds for charity.
Robert Hogg (44), from Grahamsdyke Place, Bo’ness, plunged 10,000ft last Saturday at Strathallan, Perth, with “terrified” partner Anne-Marie and daughter Shannon (10) watching on.
It is not the first time Robert has braved the drop doing the Titan Crane jump and another skydive for charity a few years ago.
So with World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, Robert, who works in Falkirk for bus firm Alexander Dennis, decided he wanted to do it again, raising over £1800 for charity.
The former Bo’ness Academy pupil said: “It’s beginning to affect more and more people so I just wanted to do my bit.
“It was an amazing experience, words can’t describe the feeling when you are falling. You fall 5000 feet in 30 seconds – it is such a rush.
“When I landed I turned around to the instructor I said I wanted to go again.
“When I was a youngster I enjoyed skiiing and riding my BMX so I suppose that’s where I get the buzz from.”
His partner Anne-Marie said: “I can’t say I wasn’t nervous, I was terrified watching him go. I couldn’t believe the fact he was so excited,
“I was happy to see him coming down with Shannon cheering him on. I certainly couldn’t have done it.”
Robert added: “Thanks to everyone who has supported me and tried to help make a difference.”
To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roberthogg1234.