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Heart FM DJ has skydived in aid of British Heart Foundation
A popular radio presenter who grew up in Enfield took part in a skydive for a heart charity.
Heart FM presenter Roberto jumped from 12,000ft on Sunday to raise awareness for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Growing up in Oakwood, Enfield, Roberto was diagnosed with a hole in his heart and had constant check-ups.
The host of Heart FM’s evening request show, the presenter put his heart under serious pressure as he gained weight during his twenties and by the time he reached 26, he weighed more than 23 stone.
His doctor warned him he would die unless he lost weight, leading the DJ to lose eight stone in a year.
Now he has teamed up with the BHF to help people look after their hearts.
Roberto said: “Every family is touched by heart disease in some way. I’m proud to support to the BHF and help fund life-saving research which could lead to a brighter future for so many people.
“I was certainly nervous before my skydive - it was a good job I wasn’t near a microphone that day! But I wanted to take on a new challenge, and skydiving for the BHF is something I’ll never forget.”
Figures are not confirmed as to how much the 34-year-old raised, however last year those who sky dived for BHF known as Heart Flyers, raised more than £80,000 for BHF and this year the foundation is striving to smash the 2012 figure.
Beck Bayram, events project manager at the BHF, said: “Skydiving is not only for thrill-seekers and adventurers. Anyone can be an action hero for the afternoon.
“By becoming a Heart Flyer for the BHF, Roberto is supporting the charity’s fight to rid the UK of heart disease and the misery it brings.”
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