Daredevil Sarah taking
to the skies for fundraiser

Sarah Quirke
Sarah Quirke

A ward sister from Cransley Hospice is taking to the skies to carry out a daring, and unusual, challenge to raise money for her employer.

Sarah Quirke has worked at the hospice for about five years and on June 11 she will be travelling to an airfield in Oxfordshire where she will be doing a sponsored wing walk on a bi-plane.

Sarah said: “I have worked at Cransley Hospice for nearly 5 years and have wanted to do something different to raise the profile of Cransley Hospice and raise some much needed funds.

“As ward sister at Cransley I am so proud of our team and the care we give to all our palliative care patients and relatives both at home and in the ward.

“Many people are unaware that one third of the total running costs for Cransley Hospice comes from charitable donations. This includes paying for posts like nursing staff, chaplaincy, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, plus purchasing specialist equipment.”

Sarah has set up a fundraising page for the adventure and is hoping to raise £1,000.

She added: “I have always wanted to Wing Walk on a bi plane so will be doing this on Saturday, June 11, from 12.30pm at Chiltern Airfield, in Oxfordshire.

“I am so excited about this and wish it was tomorrow! My husband and mother think I’m mad but life is for living and not having any regrets later on in life.

“I would be grateful for your help to achieve my goal of raising £1,000.”

For more information and to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Quirke.