Skydiving high over the Great Barrier Reef, Tom Brown took the ultimate plunge to raise funds for our vital work.

By taking fundraising to the skies Tom has raised over £750 in memory of his great aunt Doreen, who passed away from chondrosarcoma ten years ago.

Doreen strongly supported Tom's love of travel and encouraged him to go skiing in America just weeks before she died. Travelling is something that Tom has continued to do ever since, and he set out to fundraise whilst in Sydney to mark the ten-year anniversary of Doreen's passing.

Reflecting on his adrenaline-fuelled fundraiser, Tom shared:

I wanted to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and help find a cure for people diagnosed with this awful disease. This felt like the right activity to raise money for this charity by pushing me out of my comfort zone.

Louise Everett, Regional Relationship Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, added:

We are so grateful to Tom and his family for their continued support in memory of their much-loved aunt Doreen. It is with their help that we can continue research into kinder, more effective treatments so that fewer lives are impacted by this cruel disease. On behalf of all of us here at the charity, I would like to wish Tom and his family a heartfelt thank you.

Doreen was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma in her knee and received limb-salvage surgery in 2012. Devastatingly, the cancer spread to other parts of her body, and the amputation of her leg and pelvis reconstruction was planned for July 2013 at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

Sadly, the operation could not be carried out due to extensive metastasis to Doreen's organs, and she passed away peacefully in March 2014.

Could you take to the skies to help support our vital work? Click the link below to find out more about taking on a tandem skydive for the Bone Cancer Research Trust:

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