Spirited Susan Cox soared to new heights in her quest to raise funds for charity. The 69-year-old daredevil was left on cloud nine after completing an epic wing walk – in the process raising £1,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Her adrenaline-filled challenge took place at Shuttleworth Aerodrome, in Bedfordshire, on 7th July.
“It was a fantastic experience,” said Susan, who lives in Woodton.
“My heart was racing as we taxied down the runway but before I knew it we were up, up and away. The feeling of speeding to the ground was absolutely thrilling and I’m so glad I did it. It’s something I’ll never forget.
“It’s something I intend doing again next year – hopefully with a loop-the-loop thrown in for good measure!”
Retired Susan has raised just over £3,000 so far which, minus her expenses, means donations of £1,500 to both EACH and her other chosen charity, East Anglian Air Ambulance.
She has long admired EACH’s work, having lived close to its former Quidenham hospice. She recently visited The Nook, in Framingham Earl, and was given a guided tour by Community Fundraiser Anne Austin.
“It’s a great cause right here on my doorstep, caring for and supporting people in our community, and I’ve had friends who have used the services,” she said.
“It’s nice doing something not only for the children being cared for but also the parents, siblings and wider family members who are being supported so well.”
Susan’s fundraising page is staying open until the end of the month. To sponsor her, head here.