On 28 May, driving instructor, Andy Wood, 53 from Whiston will swap four wheels for two wings as he take to the skies strapped to a plane to help raise money for Willowbrook Hospice.
Adrenaline junkie Andy Wood from Whiston will do the wing walk in memory of his father, Ronny and step-mum Marg, both of whom were supported by the staff at the Prescot based hospice.
Ronny received respite care at Willowbrook prior to losing his brave battle against prostate cancer in February 2007 aged 79.
Says Andy, “Marg looked after my dad tirelessly but Willowbrook was there when we needed them. The respite break at the hospice allowed her and the rest of our family time to ‘recharge our batteries’ and gather our strength for the difficult weeks ahead.
“Willowbrook was ‘made to measure’ and was like a home from home for my dad. The staff there were brilliant and made him feel so comfortable which was a real blessing for Marg”.
When Marg herself died earlier this year, it brought back to Andy how much compassionate and support Willowbrook had offered to Ronny, Marg and the rest of his family.
Andy continues “I’ve always been a bit of a ‘dare-devil’ and when I heard about the wing walk I knew I had to do it! I just wanted to give something back to Willowbrook for all they did for my dad and Marg. I can’t wait to get in the skies touch the clouds and feel like I’m closer to them both. “
To support Andy, please go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Andrew-wood53
Photo – Andy Wood