DAREDEVILS in the Borders are being sought to take part in a charity sky dive.

The Scottish Huntington’s Association (SHA) is on the lookout for Borderers who are up for the challenge of free falling from 10,000ft.

The charity is the only one in the country that supports families impacted by the degenerative neurological condition Huntington’s Disease (HD). 

Community fundraiser Linda Winters said: “This is a great opportunity to experience one of the ultimate adrenalin rushes, hurtling through the sky at 120mph with the added advantage of raising our profile and lots of money to help fund our work.”

SHA supports Huntingdon’s families through a national network of specialists, a world leading youth support team and its financial wellbeing service. 

HD is a complex condition with symptoms that typically begin to develop between the ages of 30 and 50. 

It causes three main groups of symptoms: changes to thinking processes – a type of early-onset dementia; loss of muscle control and involuntary movements which lead to loss of speech and the ability to swallow; and mental illness. 

Those with HD may eventually lose the ability to walk, talk, eat, drink or make decisions and will eventually need 24-hour care. 

There is no cure for Huntingdon’s disease.

The sky dive takes place at Fife Airport, Glenrothes on June 23. 

SHA is asking skydivers to commit to raising a minimum of £499.

For those brave enough to want to take part, register by calling 0141 848 0308 or send an email to linda.winters@hdscotland.org