Congratulations to the flying pig farmer

Wiltshire pig farmer and Pig World columnist Cameron Naughton has successfully completed his charity skydive, raising more than £3,000 for a very good cause 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.

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.

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.”

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

Cameron thanked Pig World readers for their support and reminded any donors to ensure they gift aid the donation. “Anything you feel able to give will be hugely appreciated,” he said.

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Editor of LBM titles Pig World and Farm Business and group editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer. National Pig Association's webmaster. Previously political editor at Farmers Guardian for many years and also worked Farmers Weekly. Occasional farming media pundit. Brought up on a Leicestershire farm, now work from a shed in the garden in Oxfordshire. Big fan of Leicester City and Leicester Tigers. Occasional cricketer.