Former Oldham Athletic defender Will Haining will be skydiving for Dr Kershaw's Hospice next month and is appealing for donations to support the charity.
Dr Kershaw's Hospice is based in Oldham and provides specialist palliative care for adults with non-curable, life-limiting illnesses in a peaceful and homely environment.
Haining, who spent six years with Latics between 2001 and 2007, explained why he was raising money for that particular charity.
He said: "I got in touch with Kershaw's because it's a local charity. Me and my partner Michelle know people that have unfortunately used their services and we know it's a great charity.
"It costs Kershaw's £4,500 a day to open its doors so the more money raised the better. The more money I can raise will go to them and hopefully that will go towards treating somebody better or make things better."
The defender, who will descent from 14,000 feet, has not set a target on the amount of money he wants to raise but is calling on supporters to dig deep to help the cause.
"I don't want to fall short of the target because I would be disappointed but then I don't want to reach the target and then people not sponsor anymore because it is already reached. I've left the target open and hoping to raise as much as possible.
"If anybody has a spare few pounds then don't be afraid to get on my Just Giving page and it will all go to a valuable cause."
Weather permitting, Haining's skydive will take place on Wednesday, June 11.
To donate, visit his Just Giving page by clicking here.