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Wing-walker takes to the skies to raise £2100 for Cambridgeshire charities


By Ben Comber


Fundraiser Alan Delaune from Burwell took to the skies strapped to the wings of a biplane for the wing-walking challenge
Fundraiser Alan Delaune from Burwell took to the skies strapped to the wings of a biplane for the wing-walking challenge

Fundraiser Alan Delaune took to the skies for a wing-walking challenge.

Alan Delaune from Burwell took to the skies strapped to the wings of a biplane to raise funds for two local charities, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Little Miracles.

Alan took on the wing-walking challenge as part of his tenure as Masonic Lodge Master of Etheldreda Lodge 2107 in Newmarket.

This year the Freemasons celebrate 300 years of freemasonary and in keeping with their tradition of supporting local charities, Alan chose Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, Cambridgeshire’s only adult hospice, and Little Miracles, the children’s charity, to benefit from the £2100 raised from his challenge.

Kath Austin, community fundraiser from Arthur Rank hospice charity said: “Alan’s challenge was certainly unique and daring! His nerves of steel were tested and he passed with flying colours! As a charity that relies heavily on community support to fund our services we are so grateful to Alan for not only taking on such a courageous feat but also raising such a great total for both us and Little Miracles. His YouTube video is well worth a watch but it isn’t for the faint-hearted!”

On the day, as well as a fly-by at 50ft above the ground the biplane reaches speeds of 135mph: the effect of which was felt in full by Alan, harnessed above the pilot in the middle of the aeroplane’s wings.

To support Alan’s fundraising, please visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlanDelaune



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