AN actor from Yate is swapping the stage for the sky in memory of his late grandmother.

Toby Brewer, 23, is an actor living in Yate.

He is a successful professional actor and singer who regularly appears in musicals and shows on the cruise ships and in London.

But he has decided to swap the stage for the skies when he undertakes the charity skydive.

Hi grandmother Daphne Hall, from Yate, sadly died two years ago and in her memory Toby is doing a sponsored skydive from the Old Sarum airfield in Salisbury on April 20.

When Daphne Hall died she was looked after by Southmead Hospital and Toby wanted to raise money for the Southmead Hospital Charity.

He has already raised hundreds of pounds for the charity performing at Buskathons in Cribbs Causeway and Bristol city centre.

But when he takes to the skies on April 20 he hopes to increase the amount of money raised for the Southmead Hospital charity.

Toby said: " On April 20, I am doing a charity skydive for The Southmead Hospital Charity at 15,000 feet.

"I’ve raised money for this charity for about 8 years now.

"This is a charity that serves the people of Yate and Sodbury and the surrounding areas.

"I will also be diving on the 2 year anniversary of my nan’s death.

"The charity and hospital looked after her during her final weeks in hospital so not only am I doing it for them and giving back to them, I am also doing it in memory of my nan."

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The Old Sarum Airfield is one of the oldest continually operational airfields in the UK.

Built in 1917, for over 100 years it has played an important role in defending the United Kingdom, and in the development of British aviation and many of its related activities.

From its inception as a Training Depot Station during WWI until today, Old Sarum’s original flying field has been used continuously for aviation. This history, together with the three WWI grade 2* listed hangars, provide a unique setting for those visiting and using the airfield today.