Brendoncare Wing Walk
Date: 8th September 2018
Take to the skies in style!
One of our amazing supporters is taking on the epic challenge of walking on top of an aeroplane as it soars through the sky. Read her personal story using the tab above.
If you would be interested in taking on a personal challenge for Brendoncare, please get in touch.
We are not currently accepting bookings for the Wing Walk. If you have seen a challenge that you would like to take part in, please contact us with more information.
Once you have secured your place, you can get started on the fun bit – fundraising for your Wing Walk! Don’t forget to tell your friends, family and colleagues all about your exciting challenge and why you are raising funds for Brendoncare.
Once you have submitted your registration form, a member of the Fundraising Team will be in touch with tips on setting up your fundraising page and easy ways that you can reach and exceed your fundraising target of £695
Thank you for signing up to the Brendoncare Wing Walk, welcome to the team and we look forward to cheering you on!
Why I will be Wing Walking for Brendoncare
I started working for Brendoncare’s Fundraising and Marketing team in 2013, inspired by the plans at the time for a “Shared Care” project which meant that couples faced with a diagnosis of dementia would be able to stay together and receive the care and support both needed, rather than face the agonising decision that one of them would have to move into a care environment. I felt privileged to be a small part of those plans becoming a reality, and it is wonderful to now see recruiting underway at Otterbourne Hill.
During my time with Brendoncare, I worked with the Clubs team to help promote new and existing clubs, and saw for myself how much the clubs are valued in their local communities: a place for people to meet new friends, try different activities, enjoy a chat with cake and a cuppa, or just an excuse to get out of the house for an hour or two each week. I could well understand how the weekly or fortnightly visit to a Brendoncare club could become a lifeline.
When my husband’s job changed in 2016, we had to move away from the area, and I knew I wanted to do something special to raise money as a way of saying goodbye. I had done a Skydive years before, and loved it so much, but felt that I needed to do something a bit different, so I decided on a Wing Walk. Just one problem: there was a very strict weight limit, and I would have to lose more than four stones, when so many diets had failed in the past.
I signed up to Weightwatchers in March 2017 (other slimming clubs do exist) and having a real reason to lose weight seemed to make a big difference to my willpower. By the end of 2017, I’d lost enough to get under the Wing Walk limit and wasted no time in signing up! My Wing Walk is booked for Saturday 8th September at Chiltern Air Sports in Oxfordshire, and I’ve been fundraising in various ways throughout the year: selling homemade crafts at local fetes, making cakes and tiffin to order, sewing badges onto Cubs uniforms, helping Santa send letters to good boys and girls, and asking friends and family to sponsor me.
I now have a few weeks left, and I would love to raise £1,000 in sponsorship. I’d be grateful for any support, and I know from experience that every donation, however large or small, can help make a difference to the lives of the people who live in Brendoncare’s care homes or to the people who rely on Brendoncare’s clubs for company.
Please visit my online sponsorship page at www.virginmoneygiving.com/TaniaHorrocks.
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