Three generations of one Leeds family are taking part in the Big Jump for Bowel Cancer UK in October.
Three generations of the Judah family are set to take part in a tandem skydive as part of the Big Jump for Bowel Cancer UK, to raise funds for the charity on 15th October.
Team Judah Skydive is comprised Deborah Judah, her sons David, Reuben and Ethan, as well as her 74 year-old father Melvyn Sumroy, all of whom will be freefalling at 120 mph from an aircraft at 10,000 feet.
The three generational skydive aims to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK, the UK’s leading bowel cancer research charity, which has provided information and support to Deborah, who was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 and continues to fight it.
Of the fundraising, Deborah says: “The sky dive is a real challenge for me as I hate heights. However, I’d really like to make a difference and anything I can do to raise funds for the life-saving work of Bowel Cancer UK has to be a good thing as new research can help to find new treatments which will further extend my life.
“The great thing about the skydive is that we are doing it as a family and none of us have done one before. I am very excited that my partner, my mum and my sons’ girlfriends will be cheering us on from below and we are looking forward to making it a fun family weekend.”
Leanne Richards, events manager for Bowel Cancer UK, added: “We are very proud to have Deborah and her family skydiving for us, it’s an amazing challenge. It means we can continue with our vital work of saving lives, enabling research and improving the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer.”
To donate and support Deborah and her family, visit Justgiving.com/companyteams/Judahs.