Sky’s the limit for Belper mayor in charity quest

Belper mayor Dan Booth, his sister Chloe Lewis, Mayors Cadet Cpl Jacob Henson, stepdad Kev Marriott and Dans father councillor Joe Booth all took part in the sponsored walk for Treetops Hospice in Risley.

Belper mayor Dan Booth, his sister Chloe Lewis, Mayors Cadet Cpl Jacob Henson, stepdad Kev Marriott and Dans father councillor Joe Booth all took part in the sponsored walk for Treetops Hospice in Risley.

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Belper mayor Dan Booth is working his way through a trio of endurance events as he bids to raise cash for a local charity.

Last week he was part of a group which undertook a gruelling 13-and-a-half mile walk from the Belper Town Council offices to Treetops Hospice in Risley.

This weekend he is set to take part in a skydive for 12,000 feet before finishing his feats off by climbing Mount Snowdon next month.

Mayor Booth was joined on the walk by his father councillor Joe Booth, stepfather Kev Marriott and Mayor’s Cadet corporal Jacob Henson.

The quartet were greeted at the finish line by attendees at Treetops’ spring fair.

Mayor Booth said: ““It was a really good trip and we were fortunate with the weather because it had forecast rain.

“I’m quite active but not a long-distance walker by any stretch of the imagination so the last few miles were hard.

“Treetops held their spring fair and they raised just over £2,000.

“I wanted to pick a charity that I could get involved with.

“I’ve had the chance to visit a few times and it’s a top-class charity and I’m just pleased to be able to help them.”

Next week’s skydive takes place over Langar Airfield in Nottinghamshire and represents a significantly more intimidating challenge for Mayor Booth.

However, he says the fact that he and the 11 others competing will be in fancy dress reiterates the good reasons behind it.

Mayor Booth, who will be dressed as Buzz Lightyear, added: “The fear is starting to set in abit now.

“Heights are not my thing but that’s the whole reason I’m doing it.”

To sponsor, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CllrDanBooth.