Yesterday eight brave adventurers took to the skies, soaring over the Cotswolds countryside to not only make memories but more importantly to raise money for the Greenfingers charity.
Taking on the Greenfingers wingwalk challenge were Phillippa Stubbs from British Garden Centres, AMES’ Lukasz Kulisa, Katy Thompson, Luke Misseldine, Sam Jarvis and Poppy Jarvis from STV International, SBM’s Lowri Walker and Hornby Whitefoot PR’s Kimberley Hornby, who together had raised over £9,000, with even more sponsorship expected to roll in over the coming days.
Climbing aboard the wings of the WWII 1940’s Boeing Stearman biplane and piloted the the expert team for AeroSuperBatics, these intrepid voyagers swooped, turned and flew across the skies of the beautiful Cotswold countryside, with each being cheered on by friends and family.
Looping the Loop
Back for her second airborne adventure was Lowri Walker from SBM who bravely returned to not only complete the wingwalk experience but to also go one step further by Looping the Loop! Facing speeds of up to 180mph and reaching heights of almost 3,000ft, Lowri was set to draw the day to a close with her amazing aerobatic skills, however joining in the fun was Sam Jarvis who was buzzing from his first wing walk and also tackled the loop the loop for an amazing double showcase of bravery!
Talking on the day, Poppy Jarvis said: “Greenfingers Charity is such an amazing and deserving charity. The work they do for hospices is just incredible and so worthy, which is why I feel honoured to have been involved in raising money to help towards the amazing spaces they create... The day was a memory I will hold forever!”
Sam Jarvis added: “I thought the wingwalk was a great opportunity to do something for a really great cause that’s going to help make a big difference to lots of people’s lives.“
Topflight Support for Greenfingers
Linda Petrons, Director of Fundraising & Communications at Greenfingers, said: “Every time our supporters go out there to raise funds for Greenfingers I think they couldn’t out do themselves but time and time again they do…. Thank you to everyone that participated, to those that donated and to those that helped make the day itself such an unforgettable experience. I truly couldn’t ask for a better team to support this charity”
Further boosting morale on the day was a special cheque presentation from British Garden Centres, who handed over £22,000 to the Greenfingers charity. This money was raised during a year of fundraising which included activities to support Garden Re-Leaf Day, plus raffles, bake sales, sponsored walks and cycle rides, and marathons.
There is still time to show your support for the 2023 Greenfingers Wingwalkers. Simply visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/wingwalk23.