News

Wing-walking man raises £2100 for local charities!

Local fundraiser Alan Delaune from Burwell (Cambridge) clearly has no fear of heights as he took to the skies strapped to the wings of a biplane for the wing walking challenge raising funds for two local charities, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Little Miracles. 

Alan took on the wing walking challenge as part of his tenure as Masonic Lodge Master of Etheldreda Lodge 2107 in Newmarket. This year the Freemasons celebrate 300 years of freemasonary and in keeping with their tradition of supporting local charities, Alan chose Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridgeshire’s only adult hospice, and Little Miracles, the children’s charity, to benefit from the £2100 raised from his challenge.

Whilst Alan raised thousands of pounds, he also had to shed a few kilos in weight! Wing walking requires participants to be within a specific weight range in order to be able to take part and so as well as the day of the flight itself Alan’s challenge encompassed months of planning and preparation to slim down! On the day, as well as a fly-by at 50ft above the ground the biplane reaches speeds of 135mph: the effect of which was felt in full by Alan, harnessed above the pilot in the middle of the aeroplane’s wings. 

Kath Austin, Community Fundraiser from Arthur Rank hospice Charity said “Alan’s challenge was certainly unique and daring! His nerves of steel were tested and he passed with flying colours! As a charity that relies heavily on community support to fund our services we are so grateful to Alan for not only taking on such a courageous feat but also raising such a great total for both us and Little Miracles. His YouTube video is well worth a watch but it isn’t for the faint-hearted!”

You can watch Alan’s exciting wing walking video and see photos of the feat at www.arhc.org.uk/challenges and to support his fundraising, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlanDelaune

« All News Articles

Logo: you must be 16 or over to play You must be 16 or over to play Your Hospice Lottery. Please play responsibly. Responsible gambling support: www.begambleaware.org

Your Hospice Lottery is wholly owned by St Helena Hospice and is working with other hospices to raise funds to support people in need of hospice services. Promoter: St Helena Hospice trading as Your Hospice Lottery. Licensed by the Gambling Commission Number 000-004685-N-306842-006 www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk. St Helena Hospice is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales Number 01511841. Registered Charity Number 280919. Registered Office: Myland Hall, Barncroft Close, Highwoods, Colchester CO4 9JU. Your Hospice Lottery Office: 9 The Courtyards, Phoenix Square, Wyncolls Road, Colchester, CO4 9PE.

Privacy policy  Cookie policy

Site by Itineris