Fundraisers take on wing walk in Upminster in aid of brain tumour charity

PUBLISHED: 15:19 13 July 2018

Seven residents took part in a wing walk at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. Picture: Gina Rose

Seven residents took part in a wing walk at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. Picture: Gina Rose

Gina Rose

Thousands of pounds were raised by brave fundraisers who took to the skies for charity.

Seven residents gathered at the Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, at the weekend to take on a wing walk, strapping themselves to the top of a bi-plane which zoomed through the air at 130mph, in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Claire Howell, 43, of Rainham, who works for the charity and organised the event, wing walked in memory of her husband Lee who passed away three years ago from a glioblastoma tumour and Gina Rose, 48, of Hornchurch, did it for her best friend Kelly Searle who died last year.

Around £8,500 was raised for the cause.

Claire said: “It was the most thrilling thing I have ever undertaken.

“I did this for Lee, I know he would be most proud of me.”

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