Action-man Alex jumps 15,000 foot skydive for a hospital – 20 years after it saved his life

By Liam Drury

Alex Crowther jumped the biggest height possible to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the official charity for Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Alex was born with a non-functioning right kidney and received ongoing care at Bristol Children’s Hospital for 17 years.

Alex had graduated just days earlier from his degree in broadcast journalism at the University of the West of England.

He is a former student of Priory Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

Alex said: “I loved every minute of the skydive and I am thrilled to help a charity that helps thousands of people every single year.”

The Grand Appeal also helps to provide BCH with the latest pioneering equipment to help save the lives of sick children, funding to help them continue groundbreaking research, and much much much more.

Alex was one of the founding members of Jill Dando News.