A superhusband took to the skies to make a leap of love for his wife.

Rob Davis, of Auden Drive, Borehamwood, plans to jump out of a plane to raise money for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.

His wife Michelle was diagnosed with the disease in 2009 following the birth of their second daughter Ariella, now aged four.

Rob said: “It was a time of extreme highs and lows. After Ariella was born we were absolutely thrilled, but then Michelle was diagnosed with RA and we were left devastated by the news.”

Rob, a recruitment consultant for Accountancy Action, said he feels “completely powerless” watching his wife battle with her condition and so has decided to take part in a tandem skydive to raise money for national charity NRAS.

Around 690,000 people in the UK live with Rheumatoid Arthritis and the money donated to the charity aims to improve the lives of all those suffering.

The father of two has already raised more than £350 and hopes he can double this by the time he makes his dive in Brackley, Northants, on Saturday, May 17.

Although many would be fearful of the prospect of falling from a great height, Rob says he is doing it for his wife.

He added: “I am so incredibly proud of her. She is in constant pain and struggles every day, but she never complains, she just gets on with it.”

To sponsor Rob’s skydive, visit his justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/rob-davis3