15th May, 2021

Charford resident walks the wings of a Stearman biplane

Harry Leach 24th Aug, 2019

A CHARFORD resident is only just coming back down to earth after walking along the wings of a Stearman biplane.

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

“The hospice looked after my amazing father-in-law Sean when he was really ill and continues to offer counselling support for our family members 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 who works at Redditch Volkswagen.

“But as the months went by and the cancer spread, he became very poorly again.”

Sadly the Leeds United fan, who was ‘loved by everybody of all ages’, passed away on October 4, 2018.

But Darren said his memory would live on, and he could not thank the Primrose enough for the work it did and continues to do.

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 1500/2500 feet into the sky.

“It was a surreal experience.”

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