Mum to take on zip ware charity after tumour diagnosis

From left, Vicky Weaver with son Jack, Nic Clapton and Ben McCluskey.

A mother will take on a zip wire challenge later this year to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Vicky Weaver has been inspired to raise money after her ten-year-old son Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour – a low grade astrocytoma within his upper spinal cord.

He has had a course of radiotherapy which seems to have stopped the tumour growing for now but he has regular scans to monitor it.

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Vicky also lost her grandfather to a brain tumour and more recently a colleague lost her father.

She added: “The Brain Tumour Charity are a charity at the forefront of the fight against brain tumours.

“Not only do they research and support clinical trials but they support families and help to raise awareness of symptoms through campaigns such as Head Smart.”

She added: “Whilst looking on Facebook, I saw a video that a friend had posted about the World’s fastest and longest zip wire in North Wales.

“It looked scary enough for us take on as a charity event.”

Vicky will be joined by her brother, Ben McCluskey, and her olleague from Wavell Infant School in Catterick Garrison, Nic Clapton.

“They have bravely offered to do this with me and help me to support The Brain Tumour Charity, a charity very close to all our hearts,” Vicky added.

The team will be doing the challenge on Saturday, May 5 at Zip World – Velocity in North Wales.

Two friends, Sinead Dennis and Pat Mischenko, are also doing the challenge for their chosen charity Herriot Hospice Homecare.

To sponsor Vicky and her team click here.

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