Cheryl takes on the ultimate challenge

Cheryl Hunter, Mayoress of Abergele, will bravely take to the skies on April 22.

Cheryl, a volunteer car service administrator for the Welsh Ambulance Service, will be walking the wing of a biplane to raise money for St Kentigern Hospice in memory of her father, James Miller Irvine.

She admitted: “I’m actually looking forward to it.

“It’s strange because I would never do a bungee jump; I would not put an elastic band around my ankles and jump off something. But after seeing a picture of someone wing-walking a couple of years ago I just thought that I would love to do it, and why not fundraise while doing it.”

The 60-year-old, who has worked for the trust for 22 years, will be taking on the aerial adventure for the mayor’s charity, which last year saw her husband, Cllr Alan Hunter – the Mayor of Abergele – swim with sharks all in aid of St Kentigern Hospice.

Alan Hunter swims with sharks for St. Kentigern Hospice.

Cheryl added: “St Kentigern Hospice is a North Wales charity providing specialist palliative and end-of-life care, who do such a brilliant job. It has a special place in my heart as the hospice cared for my father until the very end. They have so much care to give to their patients but also provide so much support and comfort for families.

“They are just fabulous.”

Cheryl’s journey will start from Leeds East Airport, where the biplane will reach heights of up to 700 feet and speeds of up to 110mph.

Wendy Clark, Community Fundraiser at St Kentigern Hospice, said “Cheryl is a brave and courageous woman. It takes a lot of courage to take on this challenge. Many of our previous wing walkers have said it’s the ultimate challenge!”

From everyone at St Kentigern Hospice, we wish Cheryl the best of luck! For anyone interested in sponsoring Cheryl’s fundraising efforts, there is a JustGiving page set up by Cheryl.