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Kate Blissett

DofE Wing Walk Challenge 2023

Kate's DofE Wing Walk 2023

I must be mad!!!! I'm taking on the challenge of a lifetime and wing walking to raise money to help transform the lives of young people with the opportunity to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

I am going to be strapped to the top of a 1940's bi-plane and launched into the skies.

Being a volunteer in the children's charity arena, I know how vital programmes like the DofE can be to provide life changing opportunities for young people.

Thank you for donating to such a worthy cause.

My Updates

I did it!!!

Monday 31st Jul
I can't believe I actually did it! What a thrill - the most exhilarating and adrenaline fuelled experience I have had in a very long time! The rest of the DofE team were amazing and everyone seemed to take it in their stride. Better still, we raised a total of over £14k between us and thanks to your generosity I smashed my personal target.
We also had the pleasure of meeting James Phelps (Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter films) who also took to the skies and encouraged us all - without a broomstick in sight" Thank you James!


Wednesday 26th Jul

A huge thank you to everyone who has

donated so far - I am blown away by people's kindness and generosity and your support means so much to me.


I am nervously waiting for the weather report to ensure it is safe to go up in the skies for my wing walk tomorrow.

As the nerves kick in I am turning my attention to why I am doing this......

as a Childline Counsellor, I speak to young people struggling in so many different ways and the DofE offers a scheme to help young people build life-long belief in themselves, empowering them and supporting them to take on their own challenges, follow their passions, and discover talents they never knew they had; building resilience in a world that can be overwhelming for many young people.

The DofE wants to give more than one million young people the chance to participate in their life-changing programmes, especially those who experience marginalisation, ensuring that the DofE is open to all young people and that their participants reflect the most diverse generation of young people ever.

......and that is why I am climbing on top of a plane and taking to the skies !!!


Friday 21st Jul
Thank you so much for all my generous donations, your support is truly appreciated and will make sure that I do not 'chicken out' at the last moment!  
So, in trying not to think too much about the actual flying bit, I am considering what to wear!! We have some wonderful DofE T-shirts, but shall I go full aerobatic flying suit or even fancy dress...................?

Thank you .....again!

Thursday 15th Jun
Thank you to everyone for your amazing donations - your kindness and generosity have helped me to smash my original target. But I don't want to stop there! As a team of 10 wing walkers, we need to raise £10,000 so there is still a long way to go and I am now aiming to reach £1,500. If you have not yet donated, please help me to smash this new target for an important and vital award scheme, that gives huge opportunities for young people.

Thank you!

Thursday 25th May
Thank you so much to all you wonderful people who have donated so far! I truly appreciate you all. I am delighted to be heading towards my target and am hoping to reach it by July.
I am busy practising my wing walking 'stance' (arms out to the sides) and have so far mastered it from 3 stairs up. Hoping to make it to the top of the staircase soon!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Claridon Group Ltd

A massive well done for what you are doing. There’s no doubt on the day you will smash it 👍


Barbara Blissett

We are proud of you Kate and love you lots xx Barbara and Harold


Helen Mclean

Go Kate! So proud of you, not only the work you do to support the DoE but also taking on this challenge. You will be fab. Have fun! x


David Stallwood

Taking fund raising to new heights! Fantastic cause - wishing you all the best Kate. From Sheeren and I x x


Reginald Morosoli


Neill Phillips

You are mad - but very admirable of you ! Love Neill and Loraine


Ed Checkley

Very brave of you! Good luck


Judith Campbell

You’ll be fine Kate, good in ya x



🤩 Wow, what a brilliant thing to do Kate you deserve to smash your target!



Oh my goodness what an amazing experience for such a great cause. Good luck!x


Helen Wj

Best of luck super brave girl xxxxx


Peter Ayliffe

Go for it Kate. Great cause and sounds exciting.


Kate Blissett


Franicevic Family

Great cause Kate, good luck!


John Goodwin

Well done Kate!


Neil & Jacqui

Well done Kate.......braver than either myself or jacqui !!


Veronica Turner

Well this is out of your comfort zone! Can’t wait to see the photos. Veronica and Graham x


Mimi Otohwo

Well done Kate, brave you! I’m terrified just looking at it🥰


The Olivers

Good luck Kate from The Olivers!!


Graham Leach

Good Luck. Plenty of photos please.


Ralph Punter

very best of luck Kate


Kat L

Well done Kate. We are so very proud of your amazing achievement. From Kat, Marc and the boys xxxx


Ali Cox

Good luck Kate !xxx


Glyn Bunting

Rather you than us, but well done. No doubt a strong G&T afterwards (or perhaps before!)


Malcolm Mr Mclean


Diana Bowerman

Brave girl Kate Go girl go 🥂


Paul Robert Simpole

good luck kate xxxx


Lisa Blissett

So proud of you Kate and love you so much ❤️


Nancy Fidgett

Thinking of you, Kate. and wishing you a safe and successful wing walk. xoxo


Richard Kenward

Good luck Kate, I’m sure e you’ll smash it x


Terry Parker

Good luck Kate. Rather you than me 👍👍👍


Karishma Patel-maru


Michael And Jane Williams

Rather you than us but a great idea and well done for being so brave! If you get as far as Somerset give us a wave.


James, Helen, Bella & Archie Ayliffe

Bonkers!!! Have a great time & good luck!!!


Chris & Clare Tomlinson

Madness! Enjoy Kate x


The Williamses

Very exciting and a great cause xx


Tracy-anne Holmes

Well done Kate for signing up for this, you are a braver lady than me! 💪 good luck & enjoy every moment. xx


Lisa Irwin

Fantastic well done Kate.


Danny And Joy Lambert

Good luck Kate!


H & G

Good Luck Kate!


Susan Day

You must be mad! Enjoy xxx


Penny & Steve Bennett

You are quite mad!! But well done you!!! Sounds amazing ..... and remember to smile!! With our love .. Pen & Steve xx


James Bishop

Go Kate!!


Simon Martin

Go Kate. You are a very brave woman. Best of luck. Simon xxx


Julia Kiff-brown

Great to see you all. What a great day x


Granny Hodder

Have fun Kate, enjoy every minute xxx


Matt Barnett

Good luck Kate! Although not for the faint-hearted it is a pretty amazing experience once you are up there!!!


Lyn Bloodworth

Wishing you all the very best Kate … 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻


Anthea Morgan

Great cause and great experience, enjoy every moment Kate, lots of love Anthea & Isaac xxxx



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