Retired Ashton joiner thanks supporters following skydive for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Posted on - 6th October, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News
Retired Asthon joiner Sean Turner

A retired Ashton-on-Ribble joiner who skydived to raise funds for charity has thanked his supporters.


Sean Turner, 57, skydived from 15,000ft, three miles high, raising £535 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. He took part as a thank you to the foundation staff, who he credits with saving his life after an advanced throat cancer diagnosis two years ago.

Sean, now in remission, underwent radiotherapy, chemotherapy and was allowed to take a trial medicine as part of his treatment at Lancashire and South Cumbria’s regional specialist cancer and radiotherapy treatment centre at the Royal Preston Hospital.

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Sean travelled to the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham to make his skydiving debut.

He said: “A longstanding friend, Garry McDonough, who also lives in Ashton, came up with the idea as he wanted to skydive to celebrate having turned 60.

“Covid restrictions meant he had to delay it to this year, and I thought I’d join him to say thank you and give something back for my treatment, which saved my life. Garry, who’s now 62, agreed to help with the fundraising, so we would like to thank everyone who supported us.”

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Rosemere offers treatments and services to cancer patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The charity funds equipment, clinical research, staff training, services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford to make a patient’s cancer journey more effective, comfortable and stress-free.

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