The sky’s the limit for NNUH patient raising money for hospital charity
A 70 year old Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital patient will be taking to the skies to raise funds for the hospital charity and to say thank you for the care she has received.
Jenny Holland, from Toftwood, will be taking part in an extreme ‘wing walk’ this July to raise money for a special operating chair for intravitreal injection patients at the NNUH eye clinic.
She will be secured standing up on the top wing of a 1940s Boeing Stearman Biplane and flown around at speeds of up to 135mph. The trip will involve a variety of flypasts and manoeuvres, including a terrifying drop dive of 500ft.
Jenny, who has an extreme fear of heights, has been a patient at the NNUH eye clinic for nine years and wanted to do something unusual to raise money.
“It will be an exhilarating experience and I’m looking forward to and dreading it in equal measures. It’s only ten minutes out of my life that may make a big difference to someone else’s. The eye clinic, specifically Mr Glenn, has been amazing to me over the years and I just wanted to say thank you and to give something back to the Trust.”
Mr Andy Glenn, Consultant in Ophthalmology said: “We are overwhelmed with Jenny’s support to the unit. She has already completed the London Marathon and a parachute jump for us but this is definitely her biggest challenge to date. We are so pleased to have inspired this support to the charity.’’
Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager said: “We are always so grateful when our patients support the hospital. Jenny is amazing to undergo this challenge to raise money and awareness of the hospital charity – specifically supporting our Eye Clinic. We ask people to read her story and support her fundraising.’’
Jenny is hoping to raise as much money as possible to be able to fund the new operating chair. You can support Jenny’s wind walking challenge by visiting her JustGiving page here: www.justgiving.com/Jenny-Holland