A HOSPITAL volunteer is hoping it’s going to be fourth time lucky as he prepares for a wing walk for Barnsley Hospital Charity.
David Armitage is crossing his fingers for good weather on April 23 so that he can take to the skies after bad weather grounded his plane on three previous dates.
David, from Penistone, is being joined by another daring charity supporter, adrenaline junkie Kim O’Brien from Barnsley.
Both will be doing the stunt for the hospital charity’s Make A Memory Appeal.
Kim, 45, said: “I’m a bit of a self-confessed adrenaline junkie and love to push my own limits to the max but I think a wing walk is the craziest idea I’ve had so far.
“But as scary as this is, I’m so excited to be taking part and helping raise money for such a great cause.
“I’ve seen the impact dementia can have on the whole family and I know any money that I can manage to raise will help Barnsley Hospital Charity make such a difference.
“I’ve been sharing my Just Giving page with my family, friends, work colleagues, posting on my social media platforms and I’m also out shaking collection tubs at our burlesque shows where I perform with Ellie Etoile’s troupe as Legs-A-Kimbo to help raise more money.
“I’m sure a few of our dance family will be coming from Burlesque Be Fit UK to cheer me on and listen to me scream my way around the skies in April.”
Jane Mills, charity development manager, added: “We are delighted to be supporting both David and Kim with their daring fundraising challenge and we thank them both and all their supporters who are helping us make a difference for our older patients and those living with dementia.”