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23rd Oct, 2021

Redditch worker walks the wings of a Stearman biplane for Primrose

Harry Leach 23rd Aug, 2019

A WORKSHOP controller at Redditch Volkswagen is only just coming back down to earth after walking the wings of a Stearman biplane.

Daredevil Darren Bullows, who raised £2,540 for the Primrose Hospice, said choosing to do the wing-walk challenge was the ‘easiest decision’ he’s ever made.

“The hospice looked after my amazing father-in-law, Sean, when he was really ill and continues to support family members with counselling to this day.”

Sean was diagnosed with throat cancer in the summer of 2016 but after having his voice box removed things began to look more positive.

“He showed amazing strength throughout his treatment,” said Darren, “but as the months went by and the cancer spread, he became very poorly again.”

Sadly, the Leeds United fan, who was described as being ‘loved by everybody of all ages’, passed away on October 4 last year.

But Darren says his memory will live on and he cannot thank the Primrose enough for the work it does.

After completing the wing-walk challenge at RFC Rendcomb Airfield, Cirencester, Darren, 38, said: “It was an amazing feeling and I’m still buzzing from the experience now.

“The plane travelled at 130mph and went about 1,500/2,500 feet into the sky. It was a surreal experience.”

People cam still donate to Darren’s Primrose Hospice fund at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/darren-bullows

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