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The pig farmer has landed - in pictures

26th Mar 2019 / By Alistair Driver

Wiltshire pig farmer Cameron Naughton has successfully completed his charity skydive, raising more than £3,000 so far.

Cameron performed the jump, wearing his now trademark pig onesie, on Sunday morning near Salisbury, after it was delayed for a day due to cloudy weather.

Cameron skydive

By Monday, more than £3,000 had been raised for Bristol Children's Hospital. Cameron decided to take on the challenge after one his staff members, Gary and his partner Chrissie, lost their baby son, Jack, in August at the age of just 12 days. Jack died from a viral infection despite the help of many dedicated health professionals at the hospital.

Cameron skydive 2

Writing in the March issue of Pig World, Cameron said: “I mentioned in my column in the autumn that Jack, the precious baby son of Gary and his partner Chrissie, died on August 28, 2018, aged just 12 days old from an infection. Gary is an important part of our pig team at West End.

“Needless to say a tragedy like this puts everything else into perspective and has had a profound impact on everyone on the farm. In a small way I want to do something to try and prevent other parents having to go through the desperate heartache that Gary and Chrissie have faced.”

Cameron skydive 3

There is still plenty of time to donate. The easiest way to give is through Cameron’s JustGiving page:

Cameron thanked the pig industry for its support so far and reminded any donors to ensure they gift aid the donation. “Anything you feel able to give will be hugely appreciated,” he said.