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On Sunday 18 July, six people braved the skies and took on a Wing Walk for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House.
Sponsorship money is still coming in, but the event is on track to raise around £5,000 for the hospices. Vital funds that will help the charity continue caring for adults, children, and their families both at the hospices and in their own homes.
With breath-taking 125mph top speeds, and stunning views, the wing walk was described by one participant as “incredible”. Tracy Jones, who took on the challenge for Chestnut Tree House, said: “Taking on a Wing Walk is something I’ve always wanted to do and doing it for Chestnut Tree House was a bonus. It was amazing and I’d do it again!”
Another participant, Michaela Mason, took on the Wing Walk for St Barnabas House in memory of her Mum and Aunty who were cared for by the hospice. When asked about the Wing Walk, Michaela said: “It was fantastic, it so was surreal. It felt like I was flying! If you’re thinking about doing a wing walk, then do it! It was so brilliant.”
Sophie Henderson, Events Fundraising Executive for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took on a Wing Walk for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House. What you have achieved is truly incredible.
“If you’ve been inspired and want to take on the challenge, we have spaces left for our Wing Walk on Sunday 1 August, or if that date doesn’t work for you, don’t worry, we can still help you take on this amazing challenge. Just get in touch and we can get you started.”
To sign up for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House’s Wing Walk on Sunday 1 August, please visit www.stbarnabas-hospice.org.uk/wing-walk/ or www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/wing-walk/. To get in touch with the team, please call 01903 706355.