A brother-and-sister duo from Preston have completed a skydive to raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, in honour of their mum.Advertisement
Instead of the usual flowers and gifts for Mothers Day, Andrew Ringland and Kate Roberts decided to leap 14,000ft from an aeroplane.
The pair jumped out over Cark Airfield in Flookburgh and raised a total of £4,100 in sponsorship money.
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The funds will be going to Rosemere Cancer Foundation in their mum’s name, Elaine.
Elaine, from Garstang, has been a patient at Rosemere Cancer Centre, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, since April 2016.
Kate Roberts, a Human Resources administrator at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, said: “The centre has been providing treatment and care to mum and us as a whole family so we thought it was about time we gave something back.
“Neither Andrew nor I had ever done anything like this before but we both absolutely loved it.
“Unfortunately, mum wasn’t well enough to come and watch us but we had a video made that we were able to show her and our dad David afterwards so they didn’t miss out on all the fun.”
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Among those sponsoring Kate and Andrew were work colleagues, friends and family members.
Other sponsors included members of Hale Hall Model Flying Club to which David and Andrew, who now lives in Manchester, both belong.
The duo’s fundraising page is still open for donations, which Rosemere Cancer Foundation is putting towards its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.
The appeal is funding a trio of ground-breaking projects at Rosemere Cancer Centre to mark the 20th anniversary of its opening.
These include bringing the most advanced robotic surgical system on the market to the centre, making it the first in whole of the North of England and only one of three centres in the entire country to have such a piece of kit.
Besides supporting Rosemere Cancer Centre, the Foundation funds projects to bring world class cancer treatment and services to another eight hospitals in Lancashire and South Cumbria where cancer patients are treated.
You can keep up to date with Rosemere Cancer Foundation on its website.
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