Buchan man skydives in memory of sister

A Buchan man has completed a charity tandem sky dive to raise money for charity.

Wednesday, 10th October 2012, 5:00 am

Scott Myles, 25, of Baylands Crescent, Peterhead, recently completed the 10,000ft sky dive in memory of his sister, Jennifer. His jump raised over £7000 for Brain Tumour UK.

Jennifer Myles was 21 years old and in her third year at Aberdeen University studying to be a primary school teacher when she was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2007. She lost her battle with the illness in September 2010, aged 24.

Commenting, Scott said: “Jennifer will be remembered by many as a beautiful, happy, smiling, intelligent young woman who was full of fun and had everything to live for. We miss her so much.

“It is a wonderful tribute to Jennifer that such a large sum of money was raised for Brain Tumour UK to support research. Brain cancer is the largest cause of death from cancer in children and the under 40s. Hopefully one day in the future, medical research will provide a much needed breakthrough and improve the outlook for more patients facing a diagnosis like Jennifer’s”.

“I would like to thank everyone who sponsored me and helped raise such a tremendous amount of money for the charity.”

Jennifer and Scott’s mum, Carol, added: “When something like this happens, you feel helpless. That’s why Scott wanted to do the sky dive.

“The whole family is very proud of Scott, and I know Jennifer would be too.

“There isn’t enough funding for research into brain cancer. We hope there will be more medical advances that will lead to better outcomes for brain tumour patients.”