BARMAN John Gribbon will be pulling parachute strings instead of pints when he does a 10,000ft charity tandem skydive.

John, who works at Firestone, in Taunton, hopes to raise £400 for mental health charity Mind in Taunton and West Somerset.

He said: "I'd never have thought of doing a skydive until I was approached by Mind, but I'm really excited about it now.

"After I've done it, I'd love to complete a bigger challenge in the future such as a trek along the Great Wall of China."

To support John, call Mind on 01823-334906 or e-mail *For more details on Mind, click on the link below.