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Fundraisers set to soar in Michael’s memory

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Fundraisers set to soar in Michael’s memory

A much-loved family man will be remembered by his loved ones when they take to the sky in a bid to raise funds in his memory.

Michael Cutts, known to many as Cuttsy, was diagnosed with a rare form of stomach cancer last September.

Following the 50-year-old’s death in January, his wife Ada supported by friends has decided to take a leap of faith in a bid to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care which supported Michael and his family during his illness.

On Sunday, 24 September Ada will be joined by Eddie Selsby and his son Liam, mum and daughter Terri and Alex Jaggard, Laura Cator and Ian Porter when they throw themselves out of a plane to raise funds in Michael’s memory.

Ada said: “I am terrified, absolutely petrified of heights. I can’t even walk over a bridge without getting nervous, but it is nothing compared to what Michael went through. This is our way of showing how much we loved him and how much he is missed every single day.

“From the moment we were told Michael fought and the care and support we all received was amazing.

“The care the Hospice gave was so empathetic, they supported all of us, the nurses were brilliant and I don’t know how we would have coped without them. They made a real difference to us, and they welcomed all of us.”

The group’s skydive, which has been arranged by Eddie, the owner of Bury’s Fitta Bodies Gym where Michael was a member for almost 20 years, will take place at Beccles airfield.

The jump will see the group leave the plane at a height of 13,000ft and freefall through the sky at 120mph before gliding down to the ground in a parachute.

The team has already raised £1,300 and support for the group is growing with family and friends as well as local businesses pledging their help, for which Ada and her team are extremely grateful.

“Already we have had a lot of support, Beatrice Carter Property, Ridgeons, Aran Services, CJ’s have all helped and Laura, my nail technician from Innovation who is doing the jump will be holding a cake sale and raffle. We all just want to raise as much as we can,” added Ada.

You can support Ada and her team of skydivers here