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Chloe and Leah's Skydive

Chloe Britton, and her friend Leah Houldsworth, took part in a life changing skydive to raise money for AICR. The girls were doing the jump to celebrate Chloe's 18th Birthday and in memory of Chloe's mum, Carol.

Carol survived breast cancer in 2005, but in 2008 found she had liver cancer and very sadly died just three weeks after her diagnosis at the age of 42.

"I'm doing it in her memory and I know when I'm up there she'll be with me. I've never actually been on a plane so I'm feeling quite nervous but I suppose, looking on the bright side, if I don't like being on a plane I'll just be jumping off it in the end anyway! I'm so terrified but really excited at the same time. I think my family are quite scared for me too!"

Chloe chose AICR as she appreciated the emphasis on research. She said: "My brother is studying chemistry at university, which is another reason, aside from my mum's battle with cancer, that I chose them. The funds will go towards research into the causes of cancer. It's the sort of charity my brother could help in the future and they focus on finding a cause, which I think is really worthwhile."

Instead of birthday gifts, Chloe very kindly asked for people to make a donation to AICR. We think this is an incredibly thoughtful gesture.

So far, the girls have raised an amazing £1440.46.

You can still make a donation to them here: https://www.justgiving.com/chloe-and-leah-charity-skydive

We hope that you had a great Birthday, Chloe.

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"Without the generous support of AICR I would not have been able to continue my research in this particular project, which has proven to be very exciting and has potential benefits that will make a difference to patients."

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Associate Professor Louise Purton, St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research, Fitzroy, Melbourne

 

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