Beccles resident flying high to support Macmillian

A BRAVE resident from Beccles is jumping out of a plane to support Macmillian Cancer Support after losing her sister, parents and grandparents to cancer.

As well as supporting her employer Durrants chosen charity of the year, Sandra Wyatt is also taking part in a skydive later this month to support the work of the cancer charity.

She said: 'I have lost my parents, sister and grandparents to cancer. My mother died from breast cancer when she was 41, my sister at 61, my father a few years ago and my grandparents when I was young. My best friend also died from ovarian cancer five years ago.

'I just thought there must be something I can do to give something back. The people I've seen benefit from Macmillian is why I'm doing the jump. You just don't know when you're going to need them. The Macmillian nurses are unsung heroes.

'All of my nearest and dearest benefited from the Macmillan team and hence I am trying to raise enough money to be able to do the parachute jump on Macmillan's behalf and raise them the much needed money they truly deserve in their centenary year.'

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The 54-year-old has raised �300 so far but hopes that she can double this before the October 23 jump.

'Pledges coming in but we really need more support,' she said.

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'I'm grateful for any people who want to give and Durrants will be collecting up to Christmas. We really will appreciate any support from anyone, it doesn't matter how small.'

If you would like to donate then please visit the team at Durrants in Beccles.

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