A WOMAN who has taken on 10 challenges this year to mark the 10 year anniversary since her dad died from a brain tumour is looking for others to get involved.

Laura Waring from Newton-le-Willows has been raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity to thank them for the help they offered her family and her dad Paul Waring since he died in 2010.

However, to mark the 10th anniversary of his death on February 6, 2020, Laura is taking on 10 events this year, working her way up to a skydive on the anniversary date.

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Laura before the Muddy Obstacle Challenge which she took part in with her dog

The 27-year-old, who became an assistant clinical psychologist after being inspired by the help she and her family received after losing her dad, said: “When we lost dad nine years ago to cancerous brain tumours our family changed forever.

“To remember him in a nice way ahead of his tenth anniversary we wanted to take on 10 challenges to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity who are looking for a cure for brain tumours and offer support to people like us who have lost someone to a tumour.”

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Laura with her dad

Laura's latest challenge for Brain Tumour Awareness Month in October is a twilight walk in Newton-le-Willows on Saturday, October 26.

To get involved email ljwaring91@gmail.com.

The challenges are: Zip World Velocity Zip Line on April 13, 2019; Manchester 10k on May 19, 2019; Snowdon Climb on June 8, 2019; Colour Obstacle Rush on July 20, 2019; Adventure Dock Liverpool on August 10, 2019; Muddy Obstacle Challenge (with her dog) on September 14, 2019; Bubble Rush on October 6, 2019.

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Her final three challenges are: the Twilight Walk on October 26, 2019; the Santa Dash in December 2019 and finally the Sky Dive on the 10th anniversary of her dad’s death on February, 6 2020.

To donate go to bit.ly/LauraWaring