AN anonymous crocheter has made a piece in honour of a disabled pensioner will be doing a 800ft high wing walk to raise money for dementia research.
Diana Baker, 77, of Jennings Lane in Harwell, will be strapped to a 1940’s biplane which will travel at speeds of up to 140mph and reach a heigh of 800ft.
The crocheted piece appeared in High Street, Harwell and features a minitiature Mrs Baker next to the plane she will be strapped to.
Mrs Baker, who has a paralysed arm due to childhood polio, was due to be flying with AeroSuperBatics - the Guinness World Record holding wing walking team - on Friday, September 30.
However, the wingwalk was delayed due to bad weather and will be taking place tomorrow (October 18) instead.
The money she raises will go to The Lewy Body Society, a cause close to Mrs Baker’s heart. Her late husband, Tony Baker, died in 2020 from Lewy body dementia and this year would have been their diamond wedding anniversary.
Lewy body dementia is a still relatively unknown illness despite being the second most common type of dementia.
Mrs Baker has already raised more than £4,600 for the charity smashing her target goal of £3,000.
The wing walk will take place at Rendcomb Airfield in Cirencester.
To donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/dis-daring-wingwalk
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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.
Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.
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