A GREENOCK mum is taking a giant leap for charity in memory of her much-loved grandad.

Sophie Barrett is doing a 10,000ft skydive in honour of her 'gramp' Peter Christopher Barrett, who passed away at the age of 67 last April.

Peter was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2020 and tragically died after contracting pneumonia.

Due to Covid restrictions at the time, Peter sadly passed away alone in hospital as no visitors were allowed in to see him.

Sophie, 24, who was brought up by her grandparents from the age of 10, has been left devastated by the loss.

She's now determined to pay tribute to him by raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

She said: "My gramp was like a dad to me and did a lot for me in my life.

"I wanted to do something that would take courage and would be a big thing for me to do.

"Pancreatic cancer is a silent killer as there are never usually any symptoms until it's too late.

"I really want to do something that will help the charity to do more research to help with early diagnosis."

Sophie, who moved to Greenock from her home in Swindon in 2020, lives with her partner Kieran and her children Alice, three, and Alfie, six, in Kelly Street.

The Enable worker's skydive will take place on July 22.

Sophie said: "I've been quite scared but I know I have to do it and I feel like I'm making a difference.

"I've never felt at peace since my gramp died but I'm hoping this will help.

"This won't bring him back but if it can save one person from going through what we all went through then I'll feel like I've done something good."

To sponsor Sophie visit https://uk.gofundme.com/f/sophs-skydive-for-pancreatic-cancer-uk