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.
To donate go to justgiving.com/ellie-jay-fairweather.