Wantage window cleaner Warren Burg is to conquer his fear of heights and jump out a plane to raise cash for the hospice treating his daughter.

Mr Burg’s 44-year-old daughter Michelle Zielinski, who went to King Alfred’s School, is battling breast cancer for the second time.

Mr Burg, of Church Street, Ardington, has lived in the area for 45 years and cleaned the windows of Wantage town businesses since 1997.

And on October 14 the 69-year-old will jump out of a plane at 10,000 feet and fall through the air at 120 mph in a bid to raise more than £1,000 for the Thames Hospice in Windsor.

Mrs Zielinski, pictured right, a mother-of-two from Chavey Down near Ascot, fought off cancer two years ago but it has come back and spread.

Mr Burg said: “The hospice has been an oasis for her. The hospital is the place where she has needles and horrible stuff and the hospice is the place she has been happiest in so I am raising some money to pay them back a bit.

“The nurses and staff are so caring, hospitable and kind and nothing is ever too much trouble for them.

“All monies raised will be much appreciated and put to good use to relieve some of the pain, worry and pressure this horrible disease can inflict on my daughter and others like her.”

Mr Burg, who is originally from New York, said he had feared jumping from a plane since signing up to the US Air Force.

He added: “I joined the US Air Force when I was 20 and I thought I would have to jump out of a plane. When I found out I would not have to I was quite relieved.

“I am now facing my fears after 49 years.”

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