PRIESTLEY student Clara Corkill takes a leap of faith this weekend when she jumps out of a plane at 15,000ft for charity.
Clara’s tandem skydive will raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, which has helped several members of her family including her mum Tina.
“My mum is an incredible and strong woman. She is my inspiration and I am so thankful to have her here today,” said Clara, who is 16.
“Nobody deserves to go through this and hopefully with your help one day we will beat cancer for good.”
The skydive takes place on Mother’s Day and so far Clara has raised more than £800. You can make a donation at justgiving.com/fundraising/clara-corkill
Clara’s mum was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 2014 and went through chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a mastectomy at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
After being in remission for just over year, Tina was once again diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and went through the same treatment.
“Thankfully, my mum is now cancer free thanks to the incredible support and treatment from Clatterbridge,” said Clara.
The former Bridgewater High pupil, who studies Geography, Psychology and Criminology, said she hoped the money she raises will help improve patient experience, fund vital research, the latest therapies and innovations in cancer treatment.