A GRANDDAUGHTER will take on a skydive challenge in memory of her grandad.

Abbie Scarrott, 21, from Offenham lost her grandad Maurice Yeates to cancer just before Christmas and wants to raise £500 for Cancer Research UK.

She said: "My Grandad was the bravest man and I want to give something back, I have decided to do a SkyDive in aid of Cancer Research.

"I am trying to raise as much awareness and money as possible by asking people to sponsor me to do my SkyDive.

"Those of you that know me will know that just before Christmas I lost my Grandad after a long fight against cancer.

"I can't take away the hurt that my Grandad, myself and my family felt but I can try to help prevent the hurt of someone else, we all can."

The skydive is booked for Sunday August 27 near Blackley at noon.

To donate go to, justgiving.com/abbie-scarrott