Carly Larkin ready for her flight

Are you ready to take on a challenge that will make your heart race and your adrenaline pump? How about a Wing Walk in aid of East Kent Hospitals Charity? This is not just any fundraising challenge, it’s an opportunity to soar high above the clouds and make a difference in the lives of patients and staff across East Kent Hospitals.

By signing up for this exhilarating experience, you can raise money to support the hospital’s mission of providing top-notch healthcare services to the community. You’ll be strapped to the top wing of a biplane and taken on a thrilling ride through the skies, with the wind rushing past your face and the world below you.

Carly Larkin raised £1,300 with her wing walk

This is your chance to do something daring and unforgettable, while also making a positive impact on the lives of others. So what are you waiting for?

The wing walk takes place most weekends at Headcorn Airfield, and you will get the chance to soar at 120mph on top of a biplane in the skies over Kent.

Last year’s wing walkers raised thousands of pounds for the charity, including Carly Larkin, who works as apprenticeship and learner support lead for the Trust. She took to the skies in memory of her parents, and handed over a cheque for £1,300 to head of charity Dee Neligan on 28 December, which would have been her mum’s 70th birthday.

Carly Larkin before her flight

Carly said:

“The wing walk was a truly epic experience, and a very emotional
“At times with the amazing height and steep wing dips I literally felt like I was a bird soaring through the skies, and just that little bit closer to my dear parents.
“I carried a photo of them with me during the flight and it was a very special moment.”

She raised money to support the chemotherapy units at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, William Harvey Hospital in Ashford and the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.

Carly Larkin raised money for East Kent Hospitals

Carly, 42, from Faversham, had to overcome her own complex health conditions to take the flight, including Ehlers-Danlos syndrome fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other auto-immune conditions.

She said:

“Taking on the wing walk in memory of my parents, and defying all my health complexities and disabilities made me feel incredibly proud.”

If you are interested in taking on a challenge to support East Kent Hospitals Charity, visit
As well as the wing walk, there are marathons and half-marathons, and fun 5km runs and assault courses.

By Ed

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