Wing Walkers raise over £5,000 for local children’s hospice
Published: 06 Jul 2022
On Sunday 12 June, five people braved the skies and took on a Wing Walk to raise vital funds for Chestnut Tree House.
Sponsorship money is still coming in, but the event is on track to raise around £5,000 for the children’s hospice. These vital funds will help the charity continue caring for children, young people, and their families, both at the hospice and in their own homes.
With breath-taking 125mph top speeds, and stunning views, the wing walk was described by one participant as “one of the most exhilarating things I’ve ever done!”
Ricky Martin, who took on the challenge, said, “the views were incredible, and you really do feel like superman flying through the sky. If you’re thinking of taking on a Wing Walk, then do it! Don’t give it a second thought. There is nothing to be nervous about as it is perfectly safe and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”
“Chestnut Tree House is a charity close to my heart,” says Ricky. “I have seen the difference they make to local families.”
Emma Wright, Events Co-ordinator for Chestnut Tree House said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took on a Wing Walk for 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 21 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 Chestnut Tree House’s Wing Walk on Sunday 21 August, please visit www.chestnut.org.uk/wing-walk/