18th Nov, 2019

Redditch pensioner stands among the clouds for Parkinson's UK

Harry Leach 9th Nov, 2019

MOST people’s bodies begin to slow down by the time they reach their 80th birthday.

But not Redditch’s very own daredevil, Pat Nash, who recently stood on the wings of a Stearman biplane in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Pat completed the ‘wing-walk’ several hundred feet above the Cotswold countryside last month after her original date with the clouds was cancelled due to wind and rain.

“When my 80th birthday came around I decided to do something a bit different,” said the chair of the Parkinson’s UK Redditch and Bromsgrove.

“I loved every second and I can’t wait to do it again.

“So far £3,500 has been raised for the charity.”

Branch meetings take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Rocklands Club in Birchfield Road, Redditch.

Pat added: “If you have Parkinson’s disease or are a carer for someone who suffers from it then feel free to call and check us out.

“You will find us a cheerful lot, always up for a laugh.”

For more information visit www.reddibromparkinsons.co.uk or call the branch’s secretary Joy on 01527 544424.

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