A brother and sister who saw their Dad die from the asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma, have decided to take the brave step of making a skydive jump both in memory of their father and to raise funds for mesothelioma research.

Paul and Claire Rawlinson, from the UK, lost their father to the asbestos related cancer back in 2007, when he was sixty four years of age. The pair have now decided to organise the sponsored skydive both to remember their father and to raise cash for the Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund.

The money from this research fund goes towards a range of good causes relating to mesothelioma including raising awareness about the disease and its causes, providing support to those suffering from the cancer as well as to their families, and funding vital research to find treatments for this type of cancer, for which there is yet no cure.

Paul Rawlinson stated: “It was my sister’s idea to do a skydive. She’s not really one to take part in extreme sports, but she wanted to do something out of the ordinary to show how committed we are.”

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