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High-flying Rosie raises more than £5,000 in wingwalk

Rosie Kennar takes to the skies
Rosie Kennar takes to the skies

A DAREDEVIL wingwalk by Hoburne Holidays chair Rosie Kennar helped raise nearly £5,500 in aid of a disability support charity.

She was joined by colleague Jimmy Everingham to take to the skies strapped to the top of a 1940s Boeing Stearman biplane.

During the 10-minute flight from Compton Abbas airfield in Wiltshire, the duo soared up to 500ft at 110mph.

Rosie said: “We were both petrified when we arrived at the airfield, but there wasn’t much time for butterflies as the pilots were ready for us.

“Despite the initial nerves and a few screams mid-air, we had the full adrenaline experience from the pilot, and it was just fantastic.”

The pair have exceeded their £5,000 target for the Diverse Abilities charity. Jimmy said: “We had a wonderful team who came to support us, and we are overwhelmed by the generous donations we have received.”

The flight was arranged as Hoburne Group Support, based in Christchurch, has been supporting Diverse Abilities as its nominated charity for the past two years, raising more than £8,000 for the Dorset-based organisation.

Emma Bovey, Diverse Abilities fundraising manager, said: “We are so proud of Rosie and Jimmy for taking on this challenge – the thrill-seekers have done an amazing job.

“The monies raised by the Hoburne team will make a massive difference in what has been a difficult year for charities globally and we really appreciate every donation that has come through so far.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hoburne-group-wingwalk

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