Alysha’s CRW skydive in support of dad raises more than £3k

A fearless 22 year old Cardiff woman has raised in excess of £3,000 for Cancer Research Wales by jumping from a plane at 12,000 feet.

Alysha Cogan took part in our annual Skydive Day along with her boyfriend to show support for her dad’s ongoing battle with the disease. Diagnosed with throat cancer last October, Alysha’s dad, David, is currently undergoing treatment at Velindre Cancer Centre where the charity has its headquarters.

First time fundraiser, Alysha, said: “I wasn’t nervous before the jump, in fact I couldn’t wait.

“I really wanted to give something back to Cancer Research Wales; a great charity that has helped my dad – my hero – and our family through everything over the past few months.”

On Sunday 27th April, Alysha was harnessed to an experienced parachute instructor and freefell from a plane halfway to the ground at 120mph.

Alysha said: “I set myself an initial target of £2,000, which I thought was pretty ambitious, but I have actually reached a total of £3,326.14 now with plans to achieve more. People have been so generous.”

Mei Lewis, fundraiser for Cancer Research Wales, said: “Alysha’s fearless attitude to fundraising is so inspiring, and I hope others will follow her lead.

“She really is an amazing young woman and we are so grateful to count her among our supporters.

“As Alysha has sadly experienced, cancer affects so many people – not just the patient but their family and friends too. “With the help of passionate fundraisers like Alysha, Cancer Research Wales can continue to carry out pioneering research projects and reduce the impact of this terrible disease.” Anyone wishing to donate to Alysha’s cause can still do so by visiting

For more information on the Skydive Day, please contact the Cancer Research Wales Fundraising Team on 02920 316 976 or visit

Alysha Cogan Skydive