Trevor’s dual challenge

Trevor Root will be wing walking and sky diving to raise funds for Alzheimers Research, pictured  with his wife Sally  ANL-150625-000631009
Trevor Root will be wing walking and sky diving to raise funds for Alzheimers Research, pictured with his wife Sally ANL-150625-000631009

A man who spent his most of his working life fighting crime is taking on a new challenge or two when he will be wing walking and sky diving at the age of 74.

Trevor Root,from Risby, has already raised nearly £2,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity which is close to his heart.

He will be undertaking the wing walk at an airfield near Upminster, in Essex, on July 4 and then taking the plunge with a sky dive at Chatteris,in Cambridgeshire on July 16.

He said: “I suppose it’s the most extreme thing I’ve done and who’s to say something else won’t crop up in the future. I’m certainly looking forward to the experience.

“People say I’m brave to do this but that’s not bravery. Bravery is what our services people do.”

Trevor had wanted to join the Royal Navy as a young man but family circumstances meant he decided instead to stay closer to home and join the police. He spent 30 years with Suffolk Constabulary, five years in uniform and 25 in CID, including time with the regional crime squad. After that he set up his own private investigation business.

“This will be a tough challenge but it’s great to know that I will be raising funds to help support people to live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow,” he said.

Megan Bailey, community fund-raiser for Suffolk, said: “As a charity we rely on the generosity of people like Trevor to help us continue our vital work.”

To support Trevor go to www.justgiving.com/Trevor-Root