BRAVE bears will take to the skies at a church fundraiser.

The teddies are preparing to take a leap, or to be given a helping hand from the top of St Michael’s Church tomorrow for the annual Teddy Bear Parachute Jump.

Each bear sports parachutes designed and made by their owners and the winner will be the toy who remains airborne the longest.

It costs £2 for a teddy bear to jump, and there are prizes of £50, £30 and £20 for first, second and third respectively for the bear and their owner.

Repeat jumps are just £1, and if the owner has raised sponsorship for thier teddy in aid of the church they can jump for free.

Registration for the jump will open at 9:30am on the day with the first jump taking place at 9.45am.