Take to the skies for Bournemouth Hospital Charity

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Bournemouth Hospital Charity (BHC) is looking for daredevils to take to the skies and wing walk to raise money for its Orchard Garden Project.

The exhilarating 10 minute experience will take the brave to speeds of 130mph and 10 daring fundraisers have already signed up. BHC is now looking for a further 19 volunteers to wing walk on 31 May from an airfield at Compton Abbas.

The Orchard Garden Project will help fund the landscaped gardens that will benefit patients being treated in the new Jigsaw Building being built at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. These include cancer and blood disorder patients and those being treated in the Women’s Health Unit. The gardens, located by the new Jigsaw Building, will have different themed areas allowing patients to visit an outside setting that is safe and designed to enhance the healing power of gardens.

Sam Sturgess, one of the 10 wing walkers who works at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, said: “I signed up to do the wing walk because it’s a great opportunity to do something exciting while raising money for our hospital.

“Being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, the wing walk appealed to me straight away. I’m really looking forward to giving it a go and have been organising fundraising events to help me raise the sponsorship.”

Barry Wilson, Fundraising Officer for BHC, said: “This is our first organised wing walk for the charity and it’s been received really well. Places are limited so if you’re thinking about taking part then please don’t delay in getting in touch. “Hats off to those who have the courage to do this – they’re making a big difference to the charity and I’ll be there on the day waving to them as they fly by.”

The experience costs £650 and walkers must be aged between 18-65 years old and weigh no more than 12 stone 2lbs. Those aged between 65-75 years old can take part if they receive a GP’s declaration of good health.

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