Skydivers to raise cash for Teenage Cancer Trust

PUBLISHED: 15:31 05 February 2010 | UPDATED: 07:32 30 May 2010

Jo Pegram and Scott Hunt will be taking up the skydiving challenge Picture: NT_030210_Sky divers

Jo Pegram and Scott Hunt will be taking up the skydiving challenge Picture: NT_030210_Sky divers

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'.

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