Two brave ladies take fundraising to new heights!
The community-spirited people who are often fundraising for St Luke’s; run, walk or take to the water to do sponsored challenges – with our exciting skydive and wing walk challenges, they can take to the air, too!
Claire Behennah and Jane Burt both took on the challenge of a wing walk last weekend, with each raising well over £3,000 for our compassionate care along the way.
Claire, from Callington, took part in memory of her beloved daughter Chloe, who was looked after by our team before heartbreakingly, she died aged just 22.
Claire said: “Standing on top of the plane at 500ft, moving at a speed of up to 130mph, was exhilarating and also very emotional for me, thinking about everything Chloe went through with her illness.
“Beautiful, brave and so caring, Chloe will always be a true inspiration to everyone who knew her and that’s why I continue her legacy by raising money for St Luke’s. I am so incredibly grateful to the team for all their help and support.”
For Jane, from South Brent, the challenge was about remembering Lee Friend, a great mate to her and her husband Andy who was just 39 when sadly, he died.
She said: “Quite simply, Lee was the best of the best and always one for having a laugh. I’m an adrenalin junkie anyway, so when I heard about the opportunity to take on the wing walk challenge, I wanted to do it in tribute to him and also to Gary, the friend he made while they were both being cared for at Turnchapel.
“The vital work of St Luke’s must never be taken for granted.”
Huge thanks to Claire and Jane and the many in their communities who so generously sponsored them – such fantastic fundraising helps us continue looking after local families at the most difficult time of their lives.
Are you inspired by Claire and Jane and feeling up for the challenge? Find out more about how you can wing walk for St Luke’s.