I’m Sheila Hallas, and I started selling Christmas cards for Charities in 1971. Now with our wonderful army of volunteers, Combined Charities Christmas Shops have raised £5.5m for our 50 National and Local Charities. They come to our pop up shops freely. Uniquely they get 100% of their sales returned to them.
2020 was a disaster for all Charities. The pandemic stopped all fundraising, preventing us from opening our 5 pop up shops. As this is our 50th year, I wanted to make a special effort to raise much needed funds for all our Charities. So I am doing a Wing Walk on 17th September. My target is £5000.
PS, I will be 90 next March
My WingWalk on Friday was amazing!
Scary to start as the take off is bouncing over rough grass before you are airborne.
Then the feeling of being up on the wing unsupported before you remember you are tethered by straps.
The view is wonderful. Nothing like peering out of a little aircraft window. You see as a high flying bird sees. Clear to the horizon. Cattle, ploughed fields, crops, clouds, sheep, trees..
Another lady flying was doing it to raise money for her village hall, which had burnt down. A very much younger guy was doing it for a Food bank. All lovely people.
Would do it again!
My title for the Wing Walk is The Sky’s the Limit.
I hope with your support via this GoFundMe initiative I will achieve this. Any money raised will be divided between our Charities.Alternatively you can donate directly to Barclays Bank
Account name: Combined Charities Christmas Cards
Sort code: 20-82-13