Wing walking to raise funds for our life saving research

5 June 2015        

a woman with her arms in the air

Our very own superwoman, Jean Humphreys, 81, from Littlehampton, stood atop a plane as it reached speeds of 90mph to raise money for our Mending Broken Hearts appeal.

Her decision to take on this daredevil challenge was in memory of her husband Brian, who passed away four years ago after suffering from heart failure, following a stroke.

The flight

Cheered on by loved ones, the brave wing walker took to the skies at Goodwood Aerodrome. 

Speaking of her experience, Jean said: “The wind was unbelievable. I don’t think I have ever been in such strong winds. I could barely lift my arms. It was very exhilarating. I loved it.”

Her stunt has already raised over £1,600 for our life saving research.

Jean is also Ladies Captain at Littlehampton Golf Club and has chosen the British Heart Foundation as their charity of the year. 

Find your own challenge

If you want to take to the skies to raise money for us, why not become a heart flyer and take on a sky dive challenge?

Alternatively, if you want to help fundraise with your feet firmly on the ground, we have lots of useful tips on how you can get involved.

Raise funds your way

Photo courtesy of The Littlehampton Gazette.