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Nichola May's Wing Walk


My Sister Samantha, died 10 years ago this September(2017), so in her memory and to raise support and awareness I decided to do something a bit different and took to the skies for a wing walk.  The day was gorgeous, the sun was out and the team at Damyns Aerodrome, Essex were amazing and encouraging.  We went to a local pub the Thatched Inn, Upminster, afterward for food and they very kindly gave me a bottle of bubbly to recognise my achievement which was lovely and totally unexpected.   I completed this journey with a tattoo to mark the occasion. The experience was one I won’t forget and for a few brief moments, I felt closer to my sister than I have felt in the last 10 years, which was quite overwhelming. Being able to donate such a great sum of money to a fantastic cause gives me hope that more people can get the help and support they need in times that are so isolating and lonely for a family to manage.
I particularly want to thank Maytree Nurseries, Dunkirk, Kent for their support and donation, Xcel 2000 Fostercare Sittingbourne, Kent who I work for in supporting me and the companies associated with us who dug deep in their show of support.  And it goes without saying how much I owe to my friend and family, in particular, my parents for not only supporting me but the ongoing support and love they have given my sister's son through these years who was just five when she died.

Nichola May