Skydivers to raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust
PUBLISHED: 15:31 05 February 2010 | UPDATED: 07:32 30 May 2010
A TEENAGER from Bardfield Saling is taking the plunge to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT). Scott Hunt, 15, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago after undergoing a routine appendicitis operation. He is now in full remission and was given t
A TEENAGER from Bardfield Saling is taking the plunge to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).
Scott Hunt, 15, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago after undergoing a routine appendicitis operation.
He is now in full remission and was given the all clear earlier this week.
And now the brave youngster is taking on a daring challenge - a skydive with godmother Jo Pegram - to raise money for the TCT, who helped him through the ordeal.
Scott said: "I went in for a normal appendicitis and they told me I had a cancerous tumour on it.
"The TCT was brilliant and really helped me through it so this is my way of giving something back."
He added: "It will only be the second time I've ever gone up in a plan. But I'm doing it with Jo so at least I won't be alone."
The jump is on April 7 - just days after Scott turns 16 - at Chatteris airfield, Cambridge.
So far fundraising has gone really well, with donations up to £600. However, with the cost of the jump itself - £330 for the pair - that figure is less than what Scott is hoping for.
Mum Zara said: "It would be great if we could get a business to sponsor the jump - that way all the money we raise could go to the TCT."
She added: "I'm petrified about Scott doing the jump but it's something he has always wanted to do. I'm really proud of him."
Mrs Hunt has set up a bank account so that people can go in and donate. Pop into any HSBC branch and ask to donate to the 'Scott Hunt Fund'.