Wing walk and abseil will help My WiSH charity at West Suffolk Hospital
Daredevil fund-raisers are scaling new heights and reaching for the skies in aid of West Suffolk Hospital.
Funeral arrangers Jack Robinson and Aaron Farrell will on Saturday tackle the ArcelorMittal Orbital at the London Olympics park.
They face a freefall abseil from the top of the 262ft structure which was designed and built for the 2012 event and which still dominates the skyline at the park.
Meanwhile Louise Armstrong-Bell will carry out a wing walk on July 17 to raise money for comfort packs for families of people receiving palliative care at the hospital.
Jack and Aaron from Meredith Greengrass East of England Co-op Funeral Services have previously completed a sky dive in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care and towards repairs to St Mary’s Church roof in Combs, damaged by lead thieves.
Sue Smith, fund-raising manager for the My WiSH charity which supports 91 individual funds across the hospital, said: “Jack and Aaron have supported the charity in so many ways in the past and this challenge really shows how much they are prepared to do to support their local hospital.”
Louise, a 37-year-old care assistant, from Stowmarket will have to overcome her fear of heights. Her uncle, Victor Couzens, 78, is being cared for at the hospital as he has lung cancer and a tumour on his spine.
Louise and husband David have been regularly visiting Victor from Elmswell.
She said: “This has been a difficult time for us both, however the support we have received from the palliative care team is overwhelming. There are also many more professionals that have been a big help but too many to list.”
Louise’s wing walk will be on a Boeing Stearman Biplane at Wickenby Aerodrome in Lincoln.