Wing Walker raises funds for Pilgrims

Brave Helen Webster from Whitstable will step out and wing walk in memory of her father-in-law, Ian Webster. So far Helen has raised over £2,062, with plenty of time for supporters to get involved before the big day at Damyns Hall Aerodrome on 22 April 2017.

“I will be wing walking to raise money in memory of my father-in-law, Ian, who was cared for by Pilgrims in September 2016, he was only 60 years of age. Ian was a military man, an Officer, and an astounding athlete, courageous in life just as he was courageous in his final days and so, strapping myself to the wing of a plane seemed a fitting tribute to such a brave man.”

Our family has received amazing support.

The care and comfort provided by the dedicated staff at Pilgrims Hospice Canterbury, afforded the family precious time with Ian when it was needed the most. And therefore, Helen wants to raise as much money as possible. “Our family has received amazing support and I wish to contribute toward the on going care of both patients and families who need Pilgrims care the most.” Helen told us.

Sophie Douch, Pilgrims Fundraising Officer said: “Helen has self-funded the cost of her wing walk which means that every penny raised will be donated the Pilgrims Hospices. We are very grateful for her support and look forward to hearing more about her incredibly brave challenge.”

Helen who has an adventurous streak has previously completed a skydive, shark diving and a flying trapeze lesson said: “I’m not nervous yet, more excited than anything, I’m sure I will have butterflies soon. Thank you so much to everyone who has sponsored me. Your support will really make a difference to patients and families in Pilgrims care.”

You can help with Helen’s fundraising by visiting her JustGiving page.

Every £50 raised could pay for essential nursing supplies. Amazing events and challenges like Helen’s are really important to Pilgrims Hospices. If you are interested in getting involved with fundraising, or taking on a challenge, visit our Events and Challenges.

If you or someone you know is coping with a life limiting illness and you think you may benefit from Pilgrims support, talk to your GP or Healthcare Professional about the options or visit our Wellbeing and Social Programme.