Lucy took on is this challenge for our cause in June 2019. Here is her story in her own words. 

''In 2007 my Dad, Phillip Johnson, was diagnosed with leukaemia after a routine blood test at a doctors appointment. I remember my Mum and Dad sitting my brother and I down and telling us that Dad was ill and needed to stay in hospital from now on. 2007 was spent visiting him after school, and sneaking him in takeaways into his room.

After a long stay in hospital, blood transfusions and bone marrow fusions. Dad was finally in remission. I remember feeling like the dark cloud hanging over my home was lifted as Dad was allowed to return home and after being made redundant he found a new job and life was ‘back to normal-ish’ again, until a check up appointment in 2009 confirmed the cancer has returned. 

We lost my Dad to Leukaemia on 21st December 2009. Leaving behind a wife, a 6 year old son and 13 year old daughter. He still had so many years and so much love to give, but Cancer has stolen us of those memories. 

Dad was loved by so many and although my brother and I only got to spend a short while with him, he will forever be known as the kindest, bravest Dad in the world. 

I completed my skydive for Leukaemia UK and have managed to raise over £806 in memory of my Dad. It was an amazing experience and I am so pleased I have raised awareness for the charity- thank you to all my friends and family for donating!!

We are so very grateful that Lucy has chosen to support us in memory of her father. To donate to her page, please click on this link. Thank you!