Wing Walking for Sussex Based Charities

A team of lovely brave people are challenging themselves to a Wing Walk at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Aveley Road, Upminster, Essex RM14 2TN on the 1st June in aid of Safe in Sussex and Kangaroos , both West Sussex based charities.

The Wing Walk is being organised by Helen Hitchcock the owner of Sakala, High Street, Steyning which sells ethically sourced gifts, homeware and clothing from India and Nepal.

Helen Hitchcock said “ I have spent my life buying tickets inside planes and thought maybe I should now stand on one! The two charities parallel the interest I have with ‘Maher’, the women’s refuge in Pune, Goa which helps women and children”.

Included in the team is a member of Safe in Sussex staff Debbie West and her mum, Ros Bartlett who is 80 at the end of the year! Her 15 year old niece wanted to join them but there is a minimum age of 18. However, Sky Max, the Wing Walking Company have allowed her Niece, Freya Bartlett to go in the plane.

Debbie West, Safe in Sussex’s Community Fundraiser said “I am delighted to raise awareness and funds for Safe in Sussex & Kangaroos and also have 3 generations of my family up in the sky that day! “

If you would like to support these brave, crazy people please go to…/showROFundraiserPage…

Here at Safe in Sussex we aim to increase the awareness and stop the cycle of domestic abuse in West Sussex.

We have confidential refuges and one community refuge with a connecting drop in centre (in Littlehampton).

The refuges are for women and children who flee domestic violence.

We also facilitate support groups for women in the community and healthy relationship education programmes for Primary and Secondary schools in West Sussex.

This month we also launch a West Sussex Domestic Abuse Outreach Service which aims to reach individuals where there is a gap in the services.


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