THE latest high-flying fundraiser organised by Dudley's Saleem Foundation has raised more than £2,000 for the leukaemia ward at Russells Hall Hospital.

Daring Dudley councillor Shaz Saleem was among a team of eight who took part in a sponsored skydive to raise money for the Georgina Unit at Dudley's main hospital.

Cllr Saleem and his team mates jumped from 15,000ft at the GoSkydive centre, Salisbury, on Sunday August 22.

A total of £2,670 has been raised to date but people can still donate online by clicking here.

Cllr Saleem, who represents Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, said he's been overwhelmed by the progress made by the charity he set up in memory of his granddad.

The Saleem Foundation was given charitable status in April 2019 and has since then have focussed on topical awareness campaigns on subjects such as mental health, breast cancer, domestic violence and dementia. It has also been raising funds for the benefit of others.

Cllr Saleem said: "The success of my foundation in honour of my grandad who spent his life serving others has already surpassed expectations. We will always do our part to support other causes, and the work the leukaemia fund does is amazing, we are all thrilled to have been able to raise such a great total for them. The experience of skydiving whilst the sun set will live with us forever.”