Skydiving Rev hopes to boost breast cancer research funding

Shuna Dicks - skydiving fundraiser (pic: Facebook)
Shuna Dicks – skydiving fundraiser (pic: Facebook)

THREE MORAY WOMEN are embarking on the biggest challenge of their lives this summer as they plan to take a giant leap of faith over a Fife airfield.

The Rev Shuna Dicks, who is minister at the Aberlour Parish Church of Scotland, is set to lead the trio on a parachute jump in August.

Shuna is being joined by friends from the Keith and District Silver Band, Linda Robertson and Wendy Jones, in taking on the skydiving challenge in the hope of raising as much as possible for research into prevention and cure of breast cancer.

Their bid has been inspired by Linda who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year – and decided to fight back by raising funds for the Breast Cancer Now charity. Shuna explained: “Linda received a diagnosis in November and it has obviously been a difficult time for her.

“But her determination to beat the disease is simply inspiring – not for her feeling sorry for herself, but instead a really positive attitude and a desire to help others.”

After mentioning that Skydiving would be on her ‘bucket list’, Linda inspired her friends to join in on a jump that will take place over St Andrews Airfield on August 8.

Shuna said: “Linda has been really positive throughout the whole thing – her prognosis is good and I saw this as a real chance to support her, we have known each other since primary school.”

As well as the parachute jump the women have recruited the help of other members of the band by staging a concert at Keith’s Longmore Hall this weekend.

The show will start at 2.30pm on Sunday with all funds raised being added to the Justgiving Fundraising Page which has already breached its original £500 target.