A team of intrepid fundraisers with a head for heights are going for the ultimate challenge to raise thousands of pounds for disabled people.
The four daredevil adventurers have signed up to go wing walking , strapped on top of a biplane Biggles-style at speeds of up to 130mph, 500 feet above ground.
Enham Trust’s CEO Peta Wilkinson, receptionist Pauline Bisson, carer Dean Cleary and Emma Holland an electrical/mechanical engineer with Stannah usually fly in comfort inside planes. This time it’s fresh air all the way.
They’ll need a head for heights and a strong stomach, as the bi-plane loops the loop.
But there’s method to their madness. The team, who all live near Andover, hope to raise funds for Enham Trust.
“Wing walking is a great personal test for us, but disabled people face huge challenges every day of their lives,” explained Peta Wilkinson.
“Enham Trust is all about giving disabled people the power to live with dignity and independence.”
“I do have a fear of heights, so it’ll be Enham’s residents who are inspiring me to go for it. I’ve always been one to sign up for the interesting and daring activities that allow me to push myself,” commented Emma Holland.
Signing up felt like a good idea at the time to Pauline Bisson. “I am looking forward to it but also quite petrified.”
They recently visited the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop to get a feel for their great adventure. They’ll be literally heading for the clouds on September 13th.