Soaring support! Hospiscare challenges supporters to take to the East Devon skies with wing walking feat

Hospiscare is challenging residents to show it some love on Valentine’s Day – by soaring over the Blackdown Hills at 135mph strapped to a vintage bi-plane.

The charity, which cares for terminally ill people and their families in East Devon and Exeter, has invited supporters to sign up for ‘wing walk’ days at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton.

It says the exhilarating exploit will boost its work and could act as a perfect tribute to a loved-one.

The cause will be the first in Devon to offer the exclusive Wing Walking for Hospiscare experience.

Events will take place on February 14 and 15 and July 21.

Ann Stirzaker, sales advisor at the Hospiscare shop in Topsham, taking part in the wing walking challenge.

Ann Stirzaker, sales advisor at the Hospiscare shop in Topsham, taking part in the wing walking challenge.

Becky Botfield, events fundraiser at Hospiscare, says, “As a hospice, we see how difficult holidays like Valentine’s can be after losing a loved-one.

“Taking on a challenge during this time can really give the sense of remembering your loved-one.

“It’s also a brilliant way to have fun while raising funds for an incredibly worthwhile cause.”

Participants will be in the safe hands of Into the Blue, which will provide the training required to complete a 10-minute-long wing walking display.

Those taking part are encouraged to bring their friends and family along to enjoy the spectacle.

Anyone taking part must be aged over 18, weigh less than 77 kg (12st 2lbs) and be fit enough to climb up to the 10ft rig.

Over-65s will need a doctor’s certificate and there is no height restriction.

For more information, call Hospiscare on 01392 688020 or click here.

Hospiscare provides specialist care for adults with terminal illnesses and support for their carers and families in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

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