A REDDITCH woman is set to take to the skies this weekend in memory of her friend who sadly passed away from lung cancer.

Donna Scarrott along with three friends Emily Harriet, Timothy Williams and Gavin O’Connor from Evesham are set to take their fundraising efforts to 13,000 feet by completing a tandem skydive in memory of their friend, Wayne Meddings.

Wayne died in November last year from lung cancer, so the team are raising money for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Before Wayne died the group wanted to take part in a charity skydive and have decided to carry on that wish.

Donna said: “Wayne was a lovable rogue who was always up for a laugh. He had a kind heart and would do anything for anyone.

“We’ll be taking to the skies at Hinton Skydiving Centre in Brackley.

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“The centre has agreed to let us release some of Wayne’s ashes, at his Mum and sister’s request.

“This way Wayne will still be a big part of day, and still get to be with us for the skydive, just as we planned.”

Donna has previously completed a skydive in 2018, but it will be a first for the rest of the team -   Emily, Timothy and Gavin.

Donna added: “Despite this being my second time, I am still incredibly nervous - yet excited! There is nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get whilst sitting on the ledge ready to free fall. 

“Wayne meant so much to all of us and we are doing this for him!”

The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation is the only UK charity dedicated entirely to supporting those affected by all forms of lung cancer.

The team have already smashed their target of £750 but want to raise as much money as they can.

To donate visit their JustGiving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/donna-scarrott1.