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Louise Broadbelt, a member of the team at care home Signature at Esher, has recently raised £5742 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity with a skydive.

The inspirational Concierge Team Member fell from a height of 10,000 feet at speeds of 120mph to raise money for a new centre at specialist cancer hospital, The Royal Marsden Sutton.

Louise’s decision to undertake the daring feat stemmed from her own personal battle with cancer. Back in July 2021, Louise was diagnosed with Stage 3 Cervical Cancer, and was immediately put under the care of The Royal Marsden Sutton. Here, she received much of her treatment, from radiotherapy to chemotherapy and brachytherapy.

Today, Louise continues to be a patient of the Royal Marsden, undertaking a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a treatment that uses a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. The results of this could improve treatment for countless cervical cancer patients in the future and is a programme Louise is proud to be a part of.

The money raised by her skydive will contribute towards the £5m needed to open Royal Marsden Sutton’s new Oak Centre. This facility will speed up the translation of world-leading research into breakthroughs in treatment and care, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.

Reflecting on her skydive, Louise Broadbelt, said: “I was absolutely terrified and have never done anything like this before. I’m so pleased that I have done it and raised so much for a fabulous charity.”

Speaking about Louise and her incredible feat, Joanna Perry, Client Liaison Manager at Signature at Esher, said: “I was incredibly proud of Louise for taking part in the skydive for The Royal Marsden Sutton. Louise has been through a lot this past 12 months, with so many appointments, scans, and treatments. Yet despite this, she has been so cheerful and positive all the way through. We were all over the moon to see her complete her skydive.”



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