Search

Collier Row teen skydives for charity after dad was diagnosed with cancer

13:18 13 May 2014

Nicole Cruse, 18, skydived for Bowel Cancer UK after her dad was diagnosed with the condition.

Nicole Cruse, 18, skydived for Bowel Cancer UK after her dad was diagnosed with the condition.

Archant

A teen took a leap of faith as she dived out of a plane for charity, after her dad was diagnosed with cancer.

Nicole Cruse, 20, skydived for Bowel Cancer UK after her dad was diagnosed with the condition.Nicole Cruse, 20, skydived for Bowel Cancer UK after her dad was diagnosed with the condition.

Nicole Cruse, 18, of Lynwood Drive, Collier Row, jumped at the chance of doing a sky dive for Bowel Cancer UK, when her dad was told he had the condition.She said: “I’ve always wanted to do a skydive, but I have finally found a proper reason to do so. I’m doing it for my dad.”

Her dad John Cruse, 62, has been sceptical at the thought of allowing Nicole to take the plunge but once he was given the diagnosis in September, he finally agreed for her to do it.

He said: “Like most dads I didn’t want her to do it but I love her and the reason why she did it.”

Nicole went to complete the almighty jump at Cambridge airfield and was given a lift when she heard she had already raised £2,200 for the charity, even before jumping out of the plane, thanks to college friends, her family, and members of her Gidea Park Lawn Tennis Club.

Nicole did a tandem skydive to raise money for Bowel Cancer UKNicole did a tandem skydive to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK

Head of Community & Events at Bowel Cancer UK, Dani Freedland, said: “Without people like Nicole doing amazing fundraising events like this, Bowel Cancer UK couldn’t continue to do the vital work it does to save lives and improve the quality of life for all those affected by bowel cancer”.

John had to have an operation in March to remove the cancer and he is now in recovery.

Nicole added: “It was a fantastic experience, and I was glad my dad was there to see me do it - it was very worthwhile.

“I hope I have encouraged other people to raise money for charities and I would do it again any day and I hope my dad was proud of me.”

To donate to Nicole, visit doitforcharity.com/ncruse.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

A man and his dog reportedly escaped from the fire in South Hornchurch

A “traumatised” man and his dog escaped from a house fire in South Hornchurch this afternoon.

15:19
Andrew Rosindell with a penguin

Andrew Rosindell chose to celebrate 25 years of public services with a “star-studded” knees up at London Zoo.

13:46
Cllr Osman Dervish

Scammers are targeting the borough’s residents demanding £65 to release money owed in historic poll tax backlog.

Patricia Ceesay

When a single mum-of-five caught pneumonia earlier this year she didn’t realise it would save her life.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder