‘I’m jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft for my dad’

Ruth Clarke with her father Philip Alcock
Ruth Clarke with her father Philip Alcock
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A mother-of-two is psyching herself up to jump out of a plane 10,000ft up in the air – all to raise money to help her Dad who is suffering from prostate cancer.

Ruth Clarke, 30, is aiming to raise £1,000 for London’s Royal Marsden Hospital – which specialises in pioneering cancer treatments – after her father Philip Alcock (seen above left with Ruth) was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer again after 10 years in remission.

Ruth, of Coombe Hill Crescent in Thame, said: “Dad took part in some clinical trials at the Royal Marsden for hormone therapy and radiotherapy when he was first diagnosed 12 years ago, but now the cancer has come back.”

Mrs Clarke will take the leap of faith on Saturday, March 21st, but admits she’s not looking forward to it as she’s not a fan of heights.

Mrs Clarke, who works at The Spread Eagle in Thame, said: “It’s a big challenge for me, but I wanted to do something like this so people would put their hands in their pockets.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Ruth-Clarke4.