“It’s something I intend doing again next year – hopefully with a loop-the-loop thrown in for good measure” – sky-high Susan completes an epic wing walk and raises £1,500 for EACH

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.

Notes to Editors

“EACH has made us all feel part of an extended family and, thanks to staff and fellow families, we’re not alone with problems. We always leave The Treehouse feeling positive, stronger and thankful.”

  • We care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and support their families.
  • We offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies – at home, in hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).
  • Our family-centred approach includes specialist nursing care, symptom management support, short breaks, wellbeing activities, therapies and counselling, all meeting the individual needs of the child, young person and whole family.
  • We are recognised as leaders in our field, with a reputation for excellence and commitment to pioneering development and innovation.
  • We rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income and this year need to raise £5.8 million from fundraising and £6.5 million in income from our shops. The year before the pandemic we received just 16% of our total income from statutory sources.
  • EACH Royal Patron –Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.
  • For more information about EACH, including forthcoming events and how you can help raise funds,visit each.org.uk or call our Suffolk fundraisers on 01473 917965.

Keep in touch:

www.each.org.uk
www.twitter.com/EACH_hospice
www.facebook.com/EACHhospices
www.instagram.com/eachhospices
www.linkedin.com/company/eachhospices


For further information about this release please contact:

Matt Plummer | Media and PR Manager | 07738 328058 | Matt.Plummer@each.org.uk

 

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