AS Cradley Week comes to an end this weekend, St Peter’s Church is inviting families to a special summer fair and ‘Teddy Bear Parachute Jump’.

There will be lots of stalls selling various items, as well as a barbecue, bouncy castle and information about learning to ring the bells and the heritage clock project at the family fun day being held between 10am and 2pm on Saturday (July 14).

And for the first time ever, teddy bears will be parachute jumping from the church tower during two sessions.

James Brookes, church member, said: “If your bear is brave enough, please bring them with you.”

Sessions will take place from 10.30am until 11.30am and between 12.30pm to 1.30pm, with each jump – under a weight limit of 500g – costing £1.

The parachute for the teddies must be made before arriving at the event, from a piece a cloth measuring 40cm (or 16 inches) square for a Beanie size teddy, or 60cm (24 inches) square for larger teddies.

James added: “Tie string around teddy’s chest and under his arms, rather like a harness. Tie four strings 30 to 45cm (12 to 18 inches), one to each corner of the cloth. Tie the loose ends together and attach to the string already on the back of teddy.

“Your Teddy is now ready to fly!”

Once visitors arrive at the event, teddies must be signed up at the jump registration.

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