William's wing walk for hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 May 2017

William Rock.

William Rock.

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A daring fundraiser will soon be enjoying a spectacular view while strapped to the wings of a plane in aid of charity.

William Rock’s fiancee bought him a wing walking experience for his birthday, so William decided to use the present to raise money for a good cause.

The 61-year-old from Nailsea said: “I’m really looking forward to it, but it’s quite daunting.

“Last year I met a lady collecting money for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) at Nailsea and Backwell Beer and Cider Festival and she really inspired me and gave me a real picture of how the funds would be used.

“I wanted to let other people benefit from my good fortune.”

Mr Rock set himself a goal of raising £1,000 for the hospice in Wraxall which supports children with life-limiting illnesses.

Within a few weeks of appealing to friends and business associates, he had smashed that target so he is now hoping to raise a further £500 for the charity.

He said: “If I can raise more than that for such a worthy cause I will be really grateful.

“Everybody has been so generous so far. I just want to raise as much as I can for CHSW.”

Mr Rock will be strapped to the wings of a plane at Compton Abbas Airport, in Wiltshire, on May 20.

William proposed to his partner Pauline Inglis at Christmas and both of their families will be watching as he ascends into the blue skies.

To sponsor him visit, http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/WilliamRock

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