The sky’s the limit for fundraising Leeds family

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Three generations of one family from Leeds are taking on the challenge of a lifetime by freefalling at 120mph 
from an aircraft at 10,000ft to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK.

Deborah Judah, aged 51, her three sons David, 21, Reuben, 19, and Ethan, 17, and her 74-year-old father Melvyn, will undertake the challenge on October 15.

Deborah was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in June 2015 and despite chemotherapy and multiple surgeries on her bowel and liver the cancer is still present.

More than 44 people die from bowel cancer every day in the UK but it is treatable, especially if diagnosed early.

Deborah said: “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 we are doing it as a family and none of us has done a skydive before. We all are proud to be raising funds for Bowel Cancer UK. I am very excited that my partner, my mum and my son’s 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, said: “We are very proud to have Deborah and her family skydiving for us, it’s an amazing challenge.

“For us, at Bowel Cancer UK, 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.”

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