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80-year-old completes wing walk for charity

A live-in care provider has supported charity by sponsoring a brave and daring 80-year-old for her charity wing walk in Essex.

Eager for new adventures, mother and grandmother Rosaleen Bartlett, from Hassocks, West Sussex, was sponsored by Promedica24 in an event that took place on 10th July. Rosaleen was joined by her daughter Debbie and a team of 8 other brave ladies, who decided to do a wing walk to raise money and awareness for charity.

Promedica24 were made aware of the wing walk by Debbie, Rosaleen’s daughter who was attending an event with the live-in care provider, and were pleased to donate £400, with Rosaleen and the wing walking team raising a total of over £11,000 for Safe in Sussex and Kangaroos charities.

Wing walking has its origins dating back to the 1920’s, when daredevils performed aerial stunts in barnstorming shows. It later started being adopted by members of the Army Air Corps, now known as the U.S. Air Force, for air-to-air refuelling and it is now offered as an unique experience to those who are hungry for adventures.

When asked about her motivation, Rosaleen said: “I’m not sure, but perhaps I missed out in my childhood. It didn’t require courage at all – all you have to do is just stand there, floating around and looking at everything below. You are harnessed so you can wave your arms and legs. It was absolutely magical!”

Lesley Cruickshank-Robb, Promedica24 Regional Partner for Brighton and Mid Sussex, commented: “We always aim to go the extra mile for those we care for and this was something I was very keen for us to get involved with.”

When asked about Rosaleen, Lesley added: “Most people would be scared or apprehensive but not Rosaleen, who faced the challenge head on and was so determined to go on an adventure. We are very thrilled to have given Rosaleen the opportunity to take part in something so wonderful inspired by such a noble cause. It was certainly an unforgettable day to everyone involved.”

Promedica24 provides live-in care in people’s own homes, as an alternative to residential care. For more information about live-in care services in the Brighton, Hove and Mid Sussex area, call Lesley on 01243 257017 or visit https://www.promedica24.co.uk/partner/care-companionship-in-brighton-mid-sussex/

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