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86-year-old Mary Whettingsteel from Calbourne has soared above the cliffs of the West Wight in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Strapped to experienced paraglider Pad Court of High Adventure Paragliding, Mary took a big leap from high up above Compton on Monday (2nd September) to complete a tandem paraglide along the coast and back.

Mary says:

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“I’m a fit 86 year old who has been fortunate to avoid ill health and want to raise funds for Cancer Research. Why? Because I like a challenge.

“We watch loved ones deal with the diagnosis, treatment and recovery [of cancer] and so I want to help and support in any way that I can.

Over £700 has already been raised through Mary’s online donation page, with 100% of the funds raised going to Cancer Research UK. It is hoped £1,000 can be raised.

You can donate by visiting https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/marys-giving-page-181.

Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further. Help Cancer Research UK improve results even faster.

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86 years young by the looks of it well done
Keep going.

Christine Marlow
Christine Marlow

Well done Aunty Mary x

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