Libbie Waddleton has been challenged to get back in the air by two incredible charities and she needs you to help beat her target.
Completing what will be her second wing walk, she’ll be raising funds for local York charity Accessible Arts & Media and assistance dog charity Dogs for Good.
Libbie, 33, from York, wants to raise at least £3,000 and this is where she needs your help.
Libbie’s wing walk will take place on Saturday 4 September at 11am at Wickenby Aerodrome, Lincolnshire under the supervision of the wonderful team at The Wing Walk Company (Covid rules and weather permitting!).
Flying at between 100ft and 700ft and reaching speeds between 80mph and 110mph Libbie will be doing her second wing walk in fancy dress. The final outfit has yet to be decided so watch this space to see how crazy it gets.
Libbie said “Due to the impact of Covid-19, charities across the UK are struggling so it seems like the perfect time to do this challenge again and brighten up what feels like a fairly gloomy world at the moment.
“I also want to raise funds for two charities that I’ve built a strong personal connection with over the last 12 months. Both Accessible Arts & Media and Dogs for Good do incredible work supporting those living with a wide range of disabilities to maintain as much independence and sense of belonging as they possibly can.”
The first step is to get the cost of the flight covered (£399) so if you or your company would like to sponsor the flight ticket please go to the crowdfunding page here.
However, if you’d prefer to sponsor Libbie to get dressed up and strap herself to the wings of the 1942 Boeing Stearman that was initially used for pilot training during the Second World War you can donate online here.
A love of music
Raising £3,000 (£1,500 per charity) would mean Libbie could help Dogs for Good to pay for the advanced training of a dog and their new partner.
That helps Accessible Arts & Media to support learning disabled adults and young people in York to co-lead accessible music and communication workshops, helping them share their skills and their love of music and performing. So any money you can donate would be hugely appreciated by these amazing charities.
A bit about the charities
Since 1988 Dogs for Good has been making life-changing differences for people with disabilities. They support people with a wide range of conditions including physical disabilities, autism, dementia and learning disabilities enabling them to lead more independent lives through the help of trained dogs.
We’ve been running inclusive arts and media learning projects in York since 1982. They include accessible music-making groups, singing and signing choirs, opportunities for learning-disabled young people and adults to train as workshop leaders and specialist creative and therapeutic sensory activities.
The people who take part in our projects include disabled young people and adults, people living with dementia and people with mental ill-health. We help them develop the confidence and skills to try new activities, make new friends and have more of a say in the things that matter to them. And everyone has lots of fun along the way!