Taking to new heights to help beat cancer

A Leicester man is taking fundraising to new heights – 15,000ft, to be precise. on Saturday 8 August 2015 at Hibaldstow Airfield in Lincolnshire.

Daniel Hurst and six of his friends will be doing a sponsored tandem skydive from those dizzying heights to raise money to support research at the University and Leicester’s Hospitals into the cancer that he fought.

Daniel was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011 at the age of 26. After a long 12-month battle he was put in remission and has remained so since with the help of the doctors and nurses at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and the University of Leicester.

He has always wanted to do a skydive and wanted to give something back to the people who made it all possible.

He will be raising money for the University's Ernest and Helen Scott Haematological Research Institute, which was established in January 2014 thanks to a philanthropic gift in the Will of Helen Scott. One of the principal aims of the Institute is to expedite the clinical development and assessment of new precision medicines for the treatment of lymphoid malignancies.