Truro care home resident prepares for Macmillan skydive

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stephbrownCare 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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