MEP jumps out of a plane

Scots MEP Alyn Smith and his partner jumped out of a perfectly good airplane to raise money for LGBT Youth Scotland, smashing their fundraising target.

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During a filmed tandem jump over St Andrews Alyn, an LGBT Youth Scotland trustee and SNP politician plunged to earth in freefall - reaching speeds of 120mph - before both landing safely aided by professional skydivers.

Alyn said:

“It was an amazing experience and all thanks to Skydive St Andrews for looking after us.  We are delighted to have raised £600 pounds for LGBT Youth Scotland, a great charity doing important work.  

“The just giving page remains open, if anyone is minded to contribute I know the money will be put to good use!”

You can watch the video of Alyn & Jonathon's skydive below or on Alyn's YouTube Channel