Sky is the limit for high flying fundraising friends

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Published 02.02.2023

The Cancer Wellbeing Service at Peterborough City Hospital has received a donation of £1,860 thanks to two fundraising friends whose lives have been touched by the disease.

Tasha Jurkschat, whose father passed away with leukaemia; and her friend, brain tumour survivor Amelia Rushen, took to the skies over Cambridgeshire for a sponsored sky dive.

Tasha, whose mum Kate Durban works as a Cancer Wellbeing Specialist Nurse, said: “A sky dive has always been something Amelia and I had wanted to do.

“Amelia was diagnosed with a brain tumour but thankfully recovered well from her surgery and it gave us the perfect opportunity. We chose the Cancer Wellbeing Service to benefit from the sponsorship as my mum has worked there for many years and after my dad was diagnosed and lost his battle with leukaemia in 2015, I thought it would be a great cause to raise money for. I believe the service is wonderful in supporting anyone affected by cancer.”

The Cancer Wellbeing Service provides practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer their families and friends – offering high quality support including; talking therapy, complementary therapies, arts and craft classes and lifestyle and welfare advice.

Philip Fearn, Charity Project Manager for North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity, said: “The charity is enormously grateful to Tasha and Amelia for their generous donation. We are always delighted to hear from patients and their families who are keen to raise money for a particular department or the Trust as a whole as a thank you for the care they received.”

Peterborough City Hospital, Rutland and Stamford Hospital and Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon are all part of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Pic cap: High flying fundraisers Tasha Jurkschat and Amelia Rushen.

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