Taibach family raise thousands after mum is diagnosed with brain tumour
A TAIBACH family have raised £3,000 for charity, after a mum-of-two was diagnosed with a potentially life-ending condition.
Ann Walker, 52 and 31-year-old daughter Ceri had planned to take part in a skydive together in a bid to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.
But at the scheduled time, Ann was too ill to take part in the jump - so daughter, Ceri, took the plunge alone.
Mrs Walker's younger daughter, Liz, aged 26, said: "Unfortunately in the lead up to the skydive my mother was unable to take part due to illness, however my sister insisted that she would do it alone.
"We had a great turn out of supporters at Swansea airport on the day of the jump."
The family's initial target was to raise £1,000 - and they thanked everyone who helped for allowing them to triple the final total for the charity.
The jump took place on August 31, five months after Mrs Walker was diagnosed.
Miss Walker added: "Mum was diagnosed back in March and had an operation, but they won't be able to operate again and they warned that it would come back. Now she just wants to raise awareness of The Brain Tumour Charity."
The family ran a fun day and barbecue at The Surgery Pub in Taibach.
Miss Walker added: "We would like to say a big thanks to them, especially Joe who put on the entertainmenst for the evening and to my dad, Peter Walker, and Alan who did the BBQ.
"Also to Matthew Readon photography who took loads of photos of the day of the skydive."
The family also thanked the DVLA,Lloyd TSB, Cambria Dental Practice and friends and family.
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