Hitchin brain tumour survivor takes plunge for charity

A BRAIN tumour survivor jumped thousands of feet out of a plane to raise money and awareness of the condition she survived.

Lucy Pinkstone, from Hitchin, did a skydive to raise money for the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

The 27-year-old teaching assistant at St Christopher School in Letchworth GC was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was five and again when she was 12, but after being operated on, was given the all clear.

“The skydive was extremely scary when tipping out the plane, but once I was free falling, I found it quite exhilarating,” she said.

“I have so far raised �1,755 and hope to hit beyond the �2,000 target.”

As well as raising money for the charity, Lucy wanted to raise awareness of tumours after being inspired by a pupil at her school, five-year-old Zach Chowdhury, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in his brain stem.

To sponsor Lucy, visit www.justgiving.com/lucy-pinkstone