A North-east cancer survivor is set to take to the skies this weekend to raise cash for charity.
Shelagh Reid, 59, will take part in a tandem skydive on Saturday in aid of Charlie House.
Shelagh, who had to have a total gastrectomy – where her stomach was removed, in 2010, will take the plunge at the event at Errol in Perthshire.
The self-employed violin teacher from Drumoak, will be taking part in the skydive alongside 78-year-old friend Denys Wheatley of Inverurie, and has already passed her target of £1,000 on her fundraising page.
Shelagh said: “In the past I have raised over £35,000 for cancer charities who supported me during my cancer journey. I now want to turn my efforts to families and children who require support and assistance due to their complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions.
“I am turning 60 this year and it seemed the perfect time to try something adventurous!
“I’m really delighted to be supporting Charlie House whose services are much needed for these families.”
Charlie House is a charity which supports children with complex disabilities, and their families.
Shelagh added: “Having had a total gastrectomy in 2010, which is full removal of the stomach, I’m looking forward to having no lurching feeling when I jump out of the plane, or so I hope! I feel so very fortunate to have this opportunity and wanted to ensure that others benefit.”
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