Taking a leap of faith in memory of a good friend

Annie Edgar and Nathan Moore
Annie Edgar and Nathan Moore

Embracing her fears, an Alnwick woman is taking on a charity skydive instead of presents for her 21st birthday.

Annie Edgar, who reachedthe milestone on Sunday, asked for donations to the Teenage Cancer Trust, in lieu of birthday presents, for a skydive in aid of the charity.

And the event came about after her friend, Nathan Moore, also from Alnwick, died aged 18 from Ewing’s sarcoma in May 2013.

Wanting to make something positive out of his death, and inspired by Nathan’s own strength of helping other people, Annie decided on the challenge.

And it is no mean feat as she is also afraid of heights.

Annie said: “Nathan was cheeky but nearly always smiling and making others smile too and he had so many friends who all love him dearly.

“When you’ve lost something as precious as a true friend, you don’t take things for granted, so I’m going to really live for Nathan now, and while I’m at it I would love to raise as much money as I can so that nobody has to lose their friend, brother, son to this horrible disease.

“There really is nothing I wouldn’t do for this boy so I will be facing my fears head-on as Nathan would tell me to.”

No date has yet been arranged, but Annie is aiming to raise £500 for the charity, which supports the teenage cancer unit at Newcastle RVI where Nathan was treated.

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