Care Home Resident Prepares For Macmillan Skydive

preparesCare home resident Stephanie Brown, 52, is refusing to let her wheelchair stop her from doing something amazing for charity.

On 7th October, weather permitting, Steph will be performing a skydive at Perranporth Airfield. By going ahead with the jump, she hopes to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

In the same week she will also be organising a tombola at Tesco in Truro to help her reach her fundraising target of £1,000.

Stephanie Brown, who lives at Barchester’s Kenwyn Care Home in Truro, has never been one to shy away from a challenge, even when she was at school. She loves taking part in extreme activities and describes herself thrill-seeker who’s always up to mischief.

Now that she is 52 years old and uses a wheelchair for everyday life, she feels even more determined to try her hand at things that people might not expect her to do.

“My wheelchair disappears when I go out to take part in these activities,” Steph says. “I’m the kind of person where if someone says ‘no’, I say ‘yes’.”

Her latest challenge is something she has always fancied doing but until now has never tried. She said:  “Macmillan were very good to me when I had cancer so it’s a cause close to my heart. My target is to raise £1,000. I can’t make cakes, which everyone else does, so I thought a skydive would be good way to raise the money instead!”

Steph has set up a Just Giving fundraising page, where anyone can sponsor her: www.justgiving.com/Stephanie-Brown32

 

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