A MAN more used to the high seas will take his fundraising sky-high in memory of a Portsmouth student.
Lawrence Taylor, 45, is a round-the-world yachtsman and ex-army commando but his planned 10,000ft skydive to raise money for Sarah Rutter will be his first ever.
Sarah, of Westbourne, was in her final year of a BA in Animation at the University of Portsmouth when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
‘Sarah was the daughter of a close friend and tragically died last summer at only 25,’ said Lawrence.
‘I know that Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust was a real help to her while she was having treatment so I am making this parachute jump to raise money for the charity.’
‘I served with the British commando forces and sailed single-handed around the world – but I am terrified of this jump. Although it’s nothing compared to Sarah’s young life being cut short.
‘This is about honouring Sarah and trying to help other women.’
Around three women in the UK die each day from cervical cancer, and over 300,000 women every year are told they may have a cervical abnormality that could require treatment.
Lawrence will be making his skydive at the Old Sarum Airfield, Wiltshire, later this year.
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the UK’s only dedicated cervical cancer charity, their helpline is on 0808 802 8000.
To make a donation visit justgiving.com/sarah-pixie-rutter.