Pair skydiving in memory of ‘very kind man’

TWO women are remembering a Guernseyman, who this year lost his fight with cancer, with a daring stunt.

Steph Le Tissier, left, and Aimee Browning are skydiving to raise money for Guernsey Society for Cancer Relief, in memory of Mrs Le Tissier’s late husband John. (Picture by Cassidy Jones, 29794776)
Steph Le Tissier, left, and Aimee Browning are skydiving to raise money for Guernsey Society for Cancer Relief, in memory of Mrs Le Tissier’s late husband John. (Picture by Cassidy Jones, 29794776)

Alpha Estate Agents founder John Le Tisser was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer in July 2019, and he died at the start of June, aged 58.

He was a week shy of his 59th birthday and his 22nd wedding anniversary.

Now in his memory, his widow Steph Le Tisser and family friend Aimee Browning are free falling from an aeroplane, 10,000 feet up.

Miss Browning said in his life Mr Le Tisser was a very kind and charitable man.

He was her dad’s best friend, who she affectionately called ‘Uncle John’.

She said Mr Le Tisser requested donations to be made after he had died to the Guernsey Society for Cancer Relief, instead of receiving flowers.

Miss Browning thought skydiving would encourage more donations to the charity, which supports cancer suffers and their families in the Bailiwick.

‘Skydiving is something I have always wanted to do, but I wanted it to mean something, to be for charity,’ she said.

‘It’s definitely out of my comfort zone, Steph has done it before, but I don’t think it will hit me until we’re up in the air.’

The women have raised £3,465 so far, and the dive is set to take place at the end of August, with Skydive Jersey.

n Donation pots have been put in Queen’s Road Dental Centre, where Miss Browning works, and further donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charityskydiveaimeebrowning

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