Letters, cancer survivor appeals for Brain Tumour charity skydive support

Dear T-VINE,

I am writing to update you on my skydiving event that was due to take place last year (Cancer survivor Ayse-Gul Ismail set to skydive for The Brain Tumour Charity, 14 August 2020). Unfortunately due to the poor weather conditions, the skydive got cancelled.

It’s taken a while for me to rearrange it, not only because of the coronavirus restrictions, but also as there are four of us jumping and the new date has to suit all of us.

We have rebooked the skydive for Saturday 8 May 2021. It will be in Peterborough – the same location as we planned before.

I am still raising money for ‘The Brain Tumour’ charity by using sponsor forms and JustGiving page online too.

So far I have raised £1,146 online, which is amazing and I am so grateful and thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for donating, as the charity means so much to me.

Cancer survivor Aysegul Ismail


Back in 2008, when I was 12 years old, I was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumour, or medulloblastoma. It was the size of a peach!

After a six hour operation at Kings College Hospital, the whole tumour was successfully removed. I had 6-and-a-half weeks of radiotherapy and eight adult-strength cycles of chemotherapy every six weeks. I finished my treatment towards the end of 2009 and here I am to still tell the tale.

My fundraising page is open and people can still donate. The link to that is: www.JustGiving.com/ayseg

I know this is a difficult time for many people, so thank you for whatever support you can give.

Yours sincerely,

Aysegul Ismail