Fearless 52 year old prepares for skydive by abseiling in her wheelchair

A 52 year-old woman, who lives at a Barchester-run care home in Truro, has been preparing for her first ever skydive by testing her nerves on a massive zipwire and abseiling in her wheelchair.

Extreme sports enthusiast, Stephanie Brown, says that she loves to do things that people might not expect her to do but when it comes to her pending skydive, her main motivation is to raise £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Steph said:  “Macmillan were very good to me when I had cancer so it’s a cause close to my heart. My target is to raise £1,000. I can’t make cakes, which everyone else does, so I thought a skydive would be good way to raise the money instead!”

The skydive will take place on 7th October, weather permitting, at Perranporth Airfield, which is just 8 miles away from Kenwyn Care Home in Truro, where Steph lives.

Steph has never been one to shy away from a challenge, even when she was at school. She describes herself thrill-seeker who’s always up to mischief. Her latest challenge is something she has always fancied doing but until now has never tried.

“My wheelchair disappears when I go out to take part in these activities,” Steph says. “I’m the kind of person where if someone says ‘no’, I say ‘yes’.”

Steph has set up a Just Giving fundraising page, where anyone can sponsor her: www.justgiving.com/Stephanie-Brown32