Barnstaple trio take part in ‘dry January’ and skydive for Everything Ellie

Cheers! Aiden Harper-Penman, Aaron Harper-Penman and Dominic Rivans will be sticking to the water un

Cheers! Aiden Harper-Penman, Aaron Harper-Penman and Dominic Rivans will be sticking to the water until the end of February. Picture: Sarah Howells - Credit: Archant

The three Barnstaple men will be extending their ‘dry January’ to last two months before taking on skydive, all for charity.

Three Barnstaple men are remembering a brave young girl by giving up alcohol for two months – then taking part in a 15,000ft skydive.

Pilton pupil Ellie Easton lost her battle with leukaemia in March last year, aged 16.

Now, her cousins Aaron Harper-Penman, 28, his brother Aiden, 24, and their friend Dominic Rivans, 29, are taking on the challenge in her memory.

The lads said their family and friends are eager to see if the party-lovers can steer clear of the pubs until the end of February.


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Aaron said: “Going two whole days without a beverage for us is quite a challenge, let alone two whole months.

“As many may or may not know, we do like a night out and are also not very good with heights.

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“I think it will be worst for the last person to jump as they’ll have to watch the other two do it first.”

Aaron, Aiden and Dominic are hoping to raise £1,000 for Everything Ellie, the charity set up by Ellie’s family in her name.

It provides a beach hut at Saunton Sands for people with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

To sponsor the trio, visit: www.gofundme.com/kuh3w638

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