Firefighter takes to the skies for charity

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Lisburn man, Steve Moorhouse is getting into the festive spirit early this year and will be swapping his fireman uniform for a Santa suit as he prepares to take on Friends of the Cancer Centre’s annual Santa Skydive.

On Saturday December 3, Steve will be one of the brave participants to take to the skies for the ultimate adrenalin experience of a tandem skydive.

Stephen will be skydiving from a staggering 13,000ft in memory of his wife, Jeanie who sadly passed away in November 2015.

Looking ahead to his skydive, Steve said: “When Jeanie was attending the Cancer Centre for treatment, I was able to see first-hand the incredible work that Friends of the Cancer Centre does to support cancer patients and their families.

“Sadly Jeanie passed away last year and when I saw the skydive advertised, I just knew I had to take part and raise funds for this wonderful charity in memory of Jeanie.

“A skydive is something I’ve always wanted to do and it will be such an amazing feeling when I land and even if the nerves do kick in, all I have to do is think about the wonderful care and support that Jeanie received at the Cancer Centre.

“I know that the money I raise from the skydive will have a direct impact on patients and their families, just like mine, and help them when they need it most.

“I would encourage anyone from Lisburn and County Antrim who wants to take on the ultimate challenge of skydiving, to sign up now and support this wonderful charity.”

Fundraising officer for Friends of the Cancer Centre, Sarah Breen, said: “Steve is a great supporter of the charity and I would like to wish him all the best for his skydive.

“Steve is a great inspiration for many people and the money he raises will make a very big difference to the lives of patients and their families right across Northern Ireland.”

If you would like to support Stephen in his fundraising, you can sponsor him at

Skydives are available all year round, so if you would like more information about this or any of our other events, please contact Sarah on 028 9069 9393 or check out Friends of the Cancer Centre’s website