Friends to brave wing walking in memory of Lucy

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A group of friends from Lavenham are to brave being strapped to the wings of a plane to raise money in memory of Lucy Horner.

Nathan Holder, Hannah Clover and Mark Delves, will be strapped to the plane, as a pilot flies aerobatic manoeuvres, low level flypasts, spins, loops and 500ft nose dives at 135 mph.

The team’s ambition is to raise £3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of Nathan’s girlfriend, Lucy, who lost her battle with the condition in October 2014 at the age of 23.

“This will be a real challenge for myself and the team, but we want to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust so that those with the condition do not have to suffer as Lucy did,” said Mr Holder.

“Throughout her life Lucy took medication eight times a day and had physiotherapy twice a day.

“She lived life to the full, fitting her social life around her medication and her stays in hospital, but unfortunately her lungs were irreparably damaged and she sadly died at the age of 23.

“We know that the Trust needs funds to ensure that research continues to find a cure and to support all those with cystic fibrosis.”

The team have trained hard and are confident that the wing walk on 18th July, though very challenging, will be completed.

Money raised will enable the Cystic Fibrosis Trust to invest in cutting-edge research to develop better treatments, provide support to those with cystic fibrosis and their families and help the Trust to drive up standards in medical care.

Anyone wanting to help Nathan and his friends to reach their fundraising target may do so by visiting www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/lucywingwalk.