Parachute jump raises £4,000 in memory of brave mum

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THE family of a brave mum who lost her cancer fight hours after renewing her wedding vows have helped raise £4,000 in her memory after part in a parachute jump.

Tracy McPartlin was granted her final wish as she renewed her vows with her devoted husband, Allan, 48, at the chapel at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

But just hours later, on Valentine’s Day this year, the 45-year-old passed away after a 13-week battle with cancer.

In her memory seven members of her family and friends braved the skydive jump in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care on Friday June 21, which would have been her birthday.

The jump was held at Peterlee Parachute Centre, in Shotton Colliery.

Tracy’s daughter Leanne, son Carl, niece Jodie McPartlin and friends Niki Duffy, Tommy Barff, Dawn Kelly and Angie Wilcox all jumped in honour of the brave lady while many family and friends cheered them on.

Niki said: “It was an emotional yet amazing day and in total around £4,000 was raised for Macmillan.”

Her loving family raised a fantastic £2,000 at her funeral, which was all donated to Macmillan Nurses and an evening in her memory at Owton Manor Social Club, in Wynyard Road, also helped raise funds.

That event was organised by Allan and Tracy’s five children, Leanne, 26, Carl, 25, Alan, 23, Nicola, 22 and 20-year-old Jamie.