Dewsbury care home manager, Sharon Troy, and Weber Rescue UK Ltd Director, Richard Wood, took to the skies this month to perform a ‘Wing Walk’, in aid of Andy’s Man Club and Dementia UK.
Founded in 2016 in Halifax, Andy’s Man Club works to create healthy and judgement-free spaces for men to open up about their mental health.
Specialist dementia nurse charity, Dementia UK, support and develop Admiral Nurses who provide life-changing care for families affected by dementia.
Sharon, Home Manager at Ashworth Grange care home, and Richard were strapped to the wings of a 1930s plane in flight during this thrilling fundraiser.
Sponsored by Webber Rescue UK Ltd, Sharon and Richard raised over an incredible £2000. Sharon said it was ‘worthwhile to know what a difference it will make to both charities.’
Having completed three skydives in the past for various causes, this is not daredevil Sharon’s first charity fundraiser. She said ‘Once the plane started to move, I thought ‘what have I let myself in for?!
‘The plane took off and the wind was howling. The pressure against my body was extreme, and then the pilot began to do some dips – it was like being on an extreme roller-coaster.’
Richard said, ‘Many thanks to everyone who sponsored us, it means a lot. It was probably the most terrifying thing I’ve ever done, and I didn’t expect 1000 feet of roller-coaster madness! To assist these two great charities made it all worthwhile.’
When Sharon told 85-year-old Ashworth Grange resident, Dorothy Smailes, about her wing-walk, Dorothy said, ‘You are absolutely crackers! I’m so proud of you for what you have done for these amazing charities.’
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Ashworth Grange, operated by Ideal Carehomes, is a residential and dementia care home in Dewsbury with attractive décor and landscaped gardens. All 64 bedrooms are en-suite, enabling staff to deliver person-centred care in a dignified manner, promoting independence as far as possible. Ashworth Grange is proud to be rated as ‘GOOD’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).