A MAN from Brierley Hill is taking on a weight loss challenge and a sky dive in aid of his brother law who has been diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Ryan Massey will be jumping out of a plane on August 1, to raise funds for Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity. after completing a sponsored weight loss journey to loose three stone.

Ryan said: “I am doing a sponsored weight loss for my partner Sharlin's brother James.

“After years of attempting to track down his family, my brother-in-law James learnt he had several sisters and a brother.

Stourbridge News: Ryan and his partner Sharlin.Ryan and his partner Sharlin.

"This was amazing news to round up 2020, considering that towards the end of the year, James was diagnosed with a Glioma, a form of brain tumour.

"This devastated the whole family and it scared everyone that we could lose him so quickly.

“On 15th January 2021, James had an operation which removed more than 95% of the tumour.

"The reason your donations for Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity are so important is to fund research in case James’ brain tumour reoccurs and for anyone else that may be going through the same.”

Stourbridge News: Ryan's brother in law, James.Ryan's brother in law, James.

Ryan needs to fundraise £400 in order to take part in the sky dive at Bridlington Airfield.

Jen Aspinall, Community Fundraiser at Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity, said: “Ryan has been so brave, firstly by putting himself forward to lose 3 stone, which is a challenge in itself, but secondly with the aim of jumping out of a plane to raise vital funds needed to support families like his.

"We are asking you to support him, so he can hit the £400 target needed to take part in the skydive, as it’s something Ryan said that he would not want to miss out on.”

Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity is a brain tumour charity dedicated to raising funds for life changing research and patient support.

To sponsor Ryan visit his gofundme page.