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Thank You to Our Kidscan Skydivers!

One month ago today, six brave supporters jumped out of a plane 15,000 feet in the air to raise money for much needed children’s cancer research! 

On the 7th July, our brave supporters made their way to Lancaster airfield ready to take on the challenge of a lifetime. After a quick briefing, everyone got to enjoy the sun whilst they anticipated their name being called to go and get their suit on.  

First to take on the skydive was Charlotte Robson, who took on the dive nice and early! Next to jump was Angela Potter, Helen Flannery and our very own Digital Marketing Executive Cerys Hooley.  

After arriving safety back at base, Angela commented “It was fabulous, I loved it! Every second was amazing”. 

The last to take on the dive was Katie Goldrick and friend Jennifer Roche who took on the dive to raise money in memory of Katie’s daughter, Gracie.  

Katie said “Gracie was an ambassador for Kidscan back from 2014, she passed away in March 2017, so we’ve wanted to continue contributing our times and efforts to Kidscan where we can. The work that they do is valuable so we want to continue our support in Gracie’s memory.” 

Gracie, a Kidscan ambassador, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour at the age of 2. Despite a brave battle, Gracie sadly passed away on the 16th March 2017. Determined to ensure every child like Gracie will survive in the future, Katie is committed to raising funds to find better treatments for children diagnosed with AT/RT.  

After they landed, Katie commented “when we jumped out of the plane, I literally could not breathe. But once the parachute goes up its rather peaceful when you’re just floating down”. 

In addition to the brave divers who took on the challenge on the 7th, this weekend Irvine Lann and Chantelle Hankinson also took on the dive at Lancaster airfield earlier this month! To date our courageous skydivers have raised over £5,000 for Kidscan – with donations still rolling in the team are set to raise enough money to fund a research placement dedicated to finding safer treatments for children with cancer.  

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