Recovered drug addict from Rugby skydives for addiction charity

Caspar Smith is taking on a skydive for an addiction charity
Caspar Smith is taking on a skydive for an addiction charity

A determined Rugby man who has triumphed over a life-long drug addiction will face his fears when he leaps out of a plane next month.

Caspar Smith, who lives in Rugby, will tackle his phobia of heights when he courageously takes on a charity skydive on July 27.

He will be raising money for Addaction, the UK’s national drug and alcohol treatment charity.

Caspar received treatment for substance misuse at Addaction’s ‘The Recovery Partnership’ in Rugby, and now promotes recovery at the service.

As well as celebrating his recovery from addiction, the skydive will allow Caspar to say a public thank you to the Addaction team who supported him.

He said: “Following a long-term addiction to crack cocaine, I am now abstinent.

“Everyone at The Recovery Partnership has played a massive part in reintegrating me back into society.

“They have helped me in every possible way and I don’t care to think where I would be without them.

“These guys really are my new role models.”

Caspar, a Recovery Champion, battled with a crack cocaine addiction for many years.

After beating his drug habit, Caspar turned his life around and is now studying for a social science degree.

To sponsor Caspar, go to www.doitforcharity.com/CasparS