12:16PM, Saturday 22 August 2015
Two women are taking the ultimate leap for Cancer Research UK.
Sarah Coomes and Karen Webb are raising money for Cancer Research UK by taking part in a charity bungee jump on Sunday, Ocotober 4, at Braywick Park.
Sarah, who lives in Moorside, Wooburn Green, decided to take the 160ft jump after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2014.
After having a lumpectomy to remove the cancer she was treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy at the Parapet Breast Unit at the King Edward VI hospital in Windsor.
“I really wanted to raise money for the charity and I feel that people are more likely people to donate if you do something you wouldn’t normally do outside your comfort zone," said the 39-year-old, who used to live in Ellington Park.
However she didn’t know if she would have the nerves to take the 160ft leap on her own.
Luckily, her friend Karen, 33, from Forlease Road, Maidenhead had done three bungee jumps before and was more than happy to support her, even if it’s just to ‘nudge her off the edge’.
Sarah is waiting for test results back from the hospital that will determine if she has have to have a mastectomy and her ovaries removed.
The mother-of-six said: “I’ve been so supported by all the volunteers and staff at the hospital, and I want to give something back to raise awareness of the disease and help others who may be going through it.”
She will be supported on the day by her partner Dean Sullivan, 37 and her children. Her youngest, Kiean, three, attends Maidenhead Nursery School and eldest, Lalya, 18, studies at Bucks College.
So far the ladies, who became friends on a Facebook group a year ago have raised over £140 for Cancer Research UK. They would like to raise over £300.
Karen said: “Sarah has fought this with dignity and throughout it all has kept her smile and smashing personality.”
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/Karen-Webb8/ if you would like to donate to the cause.
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