Doncaster teenager, 16, to take the leap for RSPCA charity

Thomas Didcock
Thomas Didcock

A 16-year old boy did not let the fact that he is not old enough to volunteer in his local RSPCA rescue centre stop him from raising money for the animal charity.

Thomas Didcock, of Fir Tree Avenue, Auckley, will raise funds for the South Yorkshire Animal Centre, Great North Road, Bawtry, by completing a sponsored skydive.

People have to be at least 17-years-old before they are able to volunteer at the centre, which is run by the Doncaster RSPCA branch.

Branch Manager Alex Jacobs Hearn, ““We would love to have volunteers below the age of 17, but we have to be guided by our insurance.

“It seems strange that Thomas is not old enough to volunteer, but he can skydive out of an aeroplane.

“We are so proud of what he is doing for our animals.”

You can sponsor Thomas online at or text SYAC £10 to 70070.

Alternatively, call in at the Animal Centre and fill in a sponsor form.

Thomas has already raised over £500. All money raised will go towards helping the centre to fund a new veterinary unit.

The jump takes place on the June 21 at Brigg, North Lincolnshire.

The South Yorkshire Animal Centre is open every day of the week, except Wednesday, from 11am until 4pm.

They have a wide variety of rescue pets waiting for forever home. For more information, visit