Fundraising wing walk

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Tuesday 27th July 2021 5:00 am

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SUPPORT worker Veronica Kelland is getting ready to complete a lifelong challenge this month when she straps in for a wing walk to raise money for Petersfield-based FitzRoy.

FitzRoy is a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism.

Veronica works at FitzRoy’s Hindhead care home, Donec Mews, and has raised more than £1,300 so far for a family room where residents can spend quality time with their loved ones when they visit.

Veronica said: “I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie – in my spare time I take part in harness racing, which is very fast paced, but I also love fast cars and anything that gives me a buzz. A few years ago I did a skydive, and I’ve also completed an abseil down the Spinnaker Tower to raise money for Donec.

“I’ve always wanted to do a wing walk, and after hearing I could do one while raising money for FitzRoy all I could say was ‘sign me up’!

“I am slightly nervous – you always are when something this big is approaching – but I am mainly looking forward to it. The hardest thing I’ve done so far is the abseil because it takes some guts to lean back into thin air, so I’m hoping a wing walk isn’t as scary!”

Veronica is completing her wing walk on July 29.

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