A civil servant has raised £2,668 for a cancer charity after taking part in a sky dive in memory of her dad.

Amrita Kattri was just a child when she told he dad Bulvinder she would jump from a plane.

On a visit to Dubai to see family, she made her tandem skydive debut over the Palm Jumeirah resort, raising funds for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation in tribute to her dad, who the family lost five years ago to lung cancer. 

Amrita said: “I was so excited to finally be skydiving, I didn’t feel nervous at all.

"It all happened in a blur. I had told dad skydiving was something I would do and I did it in his honour.

“Although he didn’t like heights, I think skydiving is something dad would have done himself with a little persuasion. My father had a passion for adventure and believed in seizing opportunities. 

"My skydive represents not only a tribute to his vibrant spirit but also a reflection of his enduring legacy of embracing life’s adventures wholeheartedly.”

(Image: Rosemere Cancer Foundation)  Amrita's father loved the thrill-seeking sports. Amrita (right) took part in the sky dive over Dubai.

Bulvinder was just 53 when died, and was the general manager of Preston’s Sharoe Green Garage.

Amrita added: “My father was a man of profound selflessness and boundless generosity.

“His diagnosis was a big shock as he had never smoked a day in his life. Throughout his courageous but short battle with lung cancer, Dad remained a beacon of strength and resilience.

"His legacy is also that of love and kindness. He touched the lives of all those who knew him. Thank you to everyone who helped me raise my donation for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in Dad’s name.”

Amrita travelled to Dubai with her cousins Pooja Athwal, who also skydived to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, and Priya Mehta, who supported them on the challenge. 

Amrita and her family had already donated £6,474 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation, funds raised by in memoriam giving following Bulvinder’s death in 2019.

The following year, the family took part in a 10k run to raise £1,371 for Cancer Research UK.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation works to bring world-class cancer treatments and services to cancer patients from throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria being treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the region's specialist cancer treatment and radiotherapy centre at the Royal Preston Hospital, and at another eight local hospital cancer units across the two counties.