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4 June 2013

Jenni Dunne has beaten cancer, now she hopes to thank those that helped by raising money...

Back in 2010 Jenni Dunne was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer (immature teratoma) and after two surgeries and three intense rounds of chemotherapy she is delighted to say she is currently just over two years into remission.

Now her aim is raise as much money for those that helped save her life, cared for her during treatment and ensured that to this day she is cancer free.

Therefore on June 16th she has set herself the challenge of jumping out of the airplane at around 10,000 feet.

She told the Official Site: “For me, this will honestly be just as scary as battling Cancer. I won’t lie here, I am petrified!

“I wanted to do something which would challenge me/help me face a fear that would help to raise as much money as possible for the Oncology Department and Fraser Ward, this definitely ticks those boxes. 

“I’m doing this for Nottingham Hospital Charity because I can request for the money raised to be donated straight to a department/ward of my choice.  It’s very important for me to give something back to the very people who saved my life.

“The initial target was £325.  But as I’ve surpassed that, I’m hoping to get as near to £1,000 as possible.  

“Despite being a Liverpool fan myself, I do have a soft spot for Notts – they’re my second team. My husband, Neil Dunne, is a lifelong Notts supporter and I very often go down to matches with him. He and his eldest brother have had season tickets for the last several years – generally in The Kop.

“Randomly, it was there at Notts, where I received the phone call in the Meadow Lane Sports Bar advising that I would need to have surgery to remove the growth – at that point, we didn’t even know it was cancer, it was thought to be just a cysts at that point.

“Notts were also very kind when I approached them to help me find a way of thanking Neil for his support through the scariest time of our young lives.

“The club have been fantastic and very kindly arranged a hospitality package for a game close to Neil’s birthday and that was where we bumped into Lee Hughes. 

“Me and Neil had been saying for a while it would be quite funny to have my picture taken with Lee to compare the shine on our heads. Lee was a star, he didn’t flinch/blink/show pity when I took my hat off to reveal my little bald peanut – he just smiled and went with it!  

“I’d like to thank the club for their continued support.”

For further information or to sponsor Jenni please visit her Just Giving Page: www.justgiving.com/Jenni-Dunne  

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