Sight appeal reaches new heights

July 6, 2018 12:47 pm

Fundraising for the sight appeal soared to new heights after Linda Capon took to the skies over Bodmin Airfield on the wing of a Boeing Stearman Biplane.

Linda had always wanted to do a wing walk but it wasn’t until her 65th birthday that she got the opportunity to do it. And to make sure she couldn’t change her mind at the last minute, she decided to raise money for a couple of Cornish charities at the same time. Linda was originally hoping to raise £65 each for both iSightCornwall and Cornwall Hospice Care to mark her 65 years. However she more than doubled her target, raising almost £300 in total – over £150 of that going towards iSightCornwall’s sight appeal.

Linda said: “Although wing walking is something I’ve always thought looked fantastic, when presented with the opportunity to do it I have to admit to feeling terrified at the prospect of standing on top of a small aircraft travelling through the air at 130mph! However, I can honestly say I loved every minute. The whole experience was amazing, everyone at the airfield was so friendly which really put me at ease. And to make it even more special I raised more than I expected for two very deserving charities. I’d love to do it all again!”

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