Sky is the limit for wing walk challenge

Connor Lewis wing walk
Connor Lewis wing walk

A team of high-flying fundraisers are winging it to raise cash for Skegness Day Centre.

The day centre’s patron The Earl of Scarbrough, Richard Lumley will be among the fearless foursome taking part in a wing walk next month.

He will be joined in the aerial escapade by day centre manager Mandy Hayes, driver Sandy Grant and Connor Lewis a trainee accountant at Duncan & Toplis in Skegness which is sponsoring the wing walk

Travelling at speeds of up to 130mph, the team will be taking off strapped to a Stearman bi-plane at Wickenby Aerodrome near Market Rasen on June 14.

The Earl, who has been the charity’s patron for five years, was invited to take part by Mandy.

She said: “He was really keen on being involved, we didn’t have to twist his arm at all.

“The Earl of Scarbrough is very supportive of the day centre, and is always willing to help in any way he can.”

She added: “We are also so grateful to Duncan & Toplis for sponsoring the wing walk and I can’t wait to get up there.”

Last year Mandy took part in a skydive which raised £2,000 for a Christmas party at the day centre. Now she is looking forward to her next dare devil deed despite previously suffering from a fear of heights.

She said: “The skydive was really exhilarating and I think having done that will make me more confident.

“Members of staff and trustees will be coming to cheer us on.

“Their support will give us courage and hope I am brave enough to give them a wave. Taking off will be the worst bit and hope when I come down I will have conquered my vertigo.”

To make a donation call Duncan & Toplis on 01754 899899, email info@skeg or write to Mandy Hayes, Skegness Day Centre, Dorothy Avenue, Skegness PE25 2B S.