A WOMAN from Llandrillo is set to take on a charity skydive in memory of her late husband who was one of only three people in the UK to suffer from a very rare form of cancer.

Carol Moody, who works at the Tyddyn Llan hotel and restaurant in the village, has so far raised £3,700 for the Sarcoma charity ahead of her skydive on Saturday.

Sarcomas are uncommon cancers that can affect any part of the body, on the inside or outside, including the muscle, bone, tendons, blood vessels and fatty tissues.

57-year-old Carol, whose maiden name was Gainer and used to live in Denbigh whilst working at the North Wales hospital, has chosen to support this particular charity as her husband, Richard, died aged 49 on December 4, 2018 due to having had a very rare form of Sarcoma cancer.

She said: "After going to see his local GP with a sore throat, Richard went on to be in hospital for only five weeks before passing away.

"He had a very very rare form of Sarcoma cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma, of which I was told there was only two other cases in the UK. By the time they had found out he had it, it was too late.

"Richard was a very fit, healthy young man of 49 who cycled 100 miles regularly at weekends and loved life."

In order to support the Sarcoma charity, which Carol recently discovered, she will be taking on her skydive at Tilstock Freefall Club in Whitchurch.

Joining her on the day will be her son Dwayne Owen, 38, and daughter Jodie, 27.

Carol says her husband was the 'sporty' one within the family. He had worked for his own company, Richard moody Garden Maintenance, for 15 years.

When asked why she chose to Skydive to raise money, as opposed to taking on a sponsored walk or run, Carol told the Free Press: "I decided to do this skydive, as it’s something which is definitely out of my comfort zone. Richard was the fitness freak of our family and so I could never have cycled, ran or walked like he did.

"It would have been our 30th wedding anniversary on April 28 this year and I had planned to do the skydive in May, but due to the coronavirus this was impossible. I wanted to do something special, so the most fitting thing I could think of doing, especially as he was the adventurous one of the family with his paragliding, scuba diving, shooting and his greatest passion was cycling; is to do a Charity Skydive

"People continue to ask me if I'm nervous about doing it, but to be honest I haven't really thought about it and I won't until that day I'm driving to Tilstock.

"My daughter has even asked if I want to see some clips on Youtube, but I thought it was better to just go into it totally blind."

Carol had initially set herself a target of raising £1,500 when she set up the fundraiser on what would have been Richard's birthday in February, but she has already more than doubled that total sum.

To donate to the fundraiser ahead of her skydive, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carol-moody1