Skydive in memory of aunt

MEMORY Tammy-Jo Fairweather
MEMORY Tammy-Jo Fairweather
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Ellie Fairweather is skydiving for Brain Tumour UK on Saturday.

After losing her aunt, Tammy-Jo Fairweather, to a brain tumour in November 2010, she has now decided to raise funds and awareness of the disease in her memory.

‘I chose skydiving because it’s something I haven’t done before,’ she said. ‘It’s scary, but not scarier than a brain tumour.’

Tammy-Jo was only 31 when she died at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham, after complaining of severe headaches.

Her death was sudden and unexpected, as were her pains. She left behind a 13-year-old daughter, Morgan. The 31-year-old was writing a children’s novel when she died, which Morgan said she might finish in her mum’s memory.

A year later Kelly Delaney, Tammy-Jo’s older sister, raised more than £2,000 for Brain Tumour UK at the Great South Run.

‘Brain Tumour UK is a great charity that provides help to lots of children and adults,’ Ellie added.

The skydive is at midday at Old Sarum, Salisbury.

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