THE daughter of an inspirational woman who helped set up a cancer centre for patients in the borough will be undertaking a charity skydive in her mum’s honour.
Val Lepedat, of Intake, lost her battle with cancer in October, aged 68.
The caring mum-of-three helped to set-up the Aurora Centre which has bases at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Mexborough Montagu Hospital offering cancer patients beauty treatments and help with their self-esteem as well as other therapies.
There are now plans to launch an Aurora Wellbeing Centre in Worksop but it will take £500,000 to get up and running.
One of Val’s daughters Vanessa Colley, has decided to take on a charity skydive in order to raise money towards the cause.
The 38-year-old who now lives in Normanton, will be plunging 15,000ft with colleagues Mark Popplewell, 27, and 32-year-old Simon Flynn.
She said: “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time but was scared to do. I thought what better way to do it then for my mum and her charity.
“I still can’t believe its happening, I’m very very nervous but can’t wait to be a little bit nearer to mum.”
The terrific trio will be taking the plunge on Wednesday with the aim of raising £3,000. To donate visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/TandemSkydive