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Walking the wing for cancer research

PUBLISHED: 00:00 07 May 2002 | UPDATED: 11:52 03 March 2010

A WOMAN is planning a daredevil aeroplane wing-walking stunt to help raise awareness for a cancer research charity.

As a clinical aromatherapist, Deborah Ling has become increasingly aware of people suffering from cancer, particularly the cervical and testicular variants.

A WOMAN is planning a daredevil aeroplane wing-walking stunt to help raise awareness for a cancer research charity.

As a clinical aromatherapist, Deborah Ling has become increasingly aware of people suffering from cancer, particularly the cervical and testicular variants.

Members of her family have also died as a result of the disease and Deborah has now decided to show her support for Cancer Research UK.

Deborah, proprietor of Sudbury beauty salon Top to Toe, will be travelling to the Cirencester base of the Utterly Butterly air display team on May 14.

After 90 minutes' briefing, she will climb onto the wings of one of the team's 1940s Boeing Stearman biplanes and take off on her wing walk.

"I have previously done a couple of parachute jumps, just for pleasure," said Deborah. "I found them very adrenaline pumping, but I think clinging to the wing of an aircraft will be a bit more hairy.

"I am very conscious of the devastating effect cancer can have on people and wanted to do something that would really draw the attention of people to the research fund.

"My maternal grandparents both died of cancer, plus other close relatives, as well as relations of my friends.

"As an clinical aromatherapist, I am seeing by more and more people suffering from the disease, and growing numbers of these people have ovarian or testicular cancer."


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