TO CELEBRATE the partnership between a cancer charity and a walking football association, a cancer survivor faced his fear of heights by soaring through the air at almost 2000m in a tandem paraglider.

Tackle Prostate Cancer trustee, Alphonso Archer, celebrated their partnership with Wiltshire Walking Football by wearing his Tackle bib while gliding at 1960m above sea level.

Alphonso has always had a fear of heights but wanted to challenge this fear with a paragliding jump which took place on 24th August in Oludeniz, Turkey on Babadag mountain.

He said: "The whole experience was extremely scary but with the Gravity paragliding team you immediately felt loads better knowing and feeling that you were in the hands of professionals.

"I personally want to see this jump as a metaphor for people with prostate cancer to tackle their fear and open up by talking to professionals, friends and family."

The cancer survivor also set a challenge to players at Wiltshire Walking Football to take the funniest and most unique holiday photos they could while wearing their Tackle Prostate Cancer bib, and Alphonso has set the bar high,

He said: “When Wiltshire Walking Football received the bibs we wanted to get the players quickly engaged with the name and talking about prostate cancer.

"We have been encouraging donations which have started to come in from a couple of league matches with over £200 in the pot at this early stage."

Alphonso said he found that walking football helped him mentally and physically while he was being treated for Prostate Cancer.