Fi­ancé sky­dives in mem­ory of beloved Tasha

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Joel Lamy joel.lamy@jpress.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTJoelLamy

The fi­ancé of a Peter­bor­ough woman who passed away aged just 24 says he has gone from hav­ing ev­ery­thing to see­ing the world as a “darker and colder place.”

Harry Luck­hurst, who has been blind from birth, was speak­ing be­fore at­tempt­ing a tan­dem para­chute jump at Sib­son Air­field to raise money for The Brain Tu­mour Char­ity.

It was a brain tu­mour which took the life of Tasha Floyd of Hamp­ton Har­gate in De­cem­ber 2015 af­ter a long fight against the con­di­tion.

The cou­ple first met at Lough­bor­ough Col­lege and were to­gether for five years.

Harry (28), now of Folke­stone in Kent, said: “She was ex­tremely pop­u­lar be­cause she had such a lov­ing and gen­er­ous na­ture. She brought out the best in peo­ple and al­ways could find a pos­i­tive in the dark­est of sit­u­a­tions.

“This was most ev­i­dent from how she could use hu­mour and strength to fight her ill­ness. Cop­ing with­out her is a daily strug­gle for ev­ery­one who loved her.

“For me, it’s hard fac­ing the fact that I had ev­ery­thing and now the world’s a darker and colder place.”

Tasha first had a brain tu­mour when she was 16 and was given less than a one per­cent chance of sur­vival.

She fought off the tu­mour but ended up los­ing her vi­sion. How­ever, the tu­mour then re­turned eight years later.

Harry added: “She al­ways wanted to do a jump to raise money, but be­cause of her con­di­tion this wasn’t pos­si­ble. So I did the jump be­cause she was un­able to.

“It was Natasha’s fer­vent wish that no one else should have to suf­fer from this dread­ful dis­ease so I am help­ing in a small way to help the char­ity and keep the mem­o­ries of my soul­mate alive.”

To do­nate to The Brain Tu­mour Char­ity, visit: https:// www.just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/harry-luck­hurst.

Harry Luck­hurst do­ing his sky­dive and (in­set) with Tasha

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