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Grandmother Zurina Brown in skydive challenge for cancer charities

An Ashford mum-of-five will take part in a tandem skydive to raise money for two cancer charities.

Zurina Brown, 54, was previously diagnosed with throat cancer and wants to raise money to help those also suffering by taking part in the high rise challenge at Headcorn airfield on Sunday, January 22.

Zurina, who has 18 grandchildren, said: “I don’t believe anyone in the family has ever attempted something like this, so I really want them all to remember me for being that strong person who feared nothing.”

Son Aaron Penfold says his mum has had various treatments, such as a tracheotomy, and has even had her voice box removed in a life-saving emergency procedure.

He said: “She is currently still undergoing treatment, but thankfully at present there is no sign of any cancer.”

Zurina has lived in Ashford all her life and now communicates through lip reading due to the damage to her throat.

The family hope to raise as much money as possible to pay for the skydive and donate to their chosen charities.

Cash raised will be split between Cancer Research and Macmillan Cancer Support to help those living with cancer as well as the fight to cure it.

The skydive will cost £280 which is being collected online.

To donate to Zurina’s cause please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/NanLou

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