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10,000 laps in 100 days!

Navy Wings recently welcomed Royal Naval veteran, David Higgs, to the heritage hangar for a celebration amongst heritage fleet air arm aircraft. During lockdown David set himself the task of raising money for Navy Wings in  tribute to his late father Cdr Geoffrey Higgs who served as a Fleet Air Arm pilot.
David took the challenge of achieving 10,000 laps in 100 days of his patio in his wheelchair to fundraise for the Charity and whilst raising a fantastic £3,250, in true Fleet Air Arm style, David surpassed his goal to finish on 12,000 laps in 99 days!
During his challenge David powered through two lots of inner tubes and two pairs of gloves in every weather condition. David recorded a diary of his challenge and shared wonderful pictures that you can see here

We would like to thank David for raising funds for the Charity and congratulate him on a remarkable feat. We also would like to thank all those who have supported David and the charity by donating to his campaign and helping to keep these iconic aircraft in the skies as a focus fo remembrance.

The Run and Cycle like Fury Challenges have been a great way to remember the heroism, bravery and resilience of our Fleet Air Arm veterans who flew from Royal Navy ships, like David's father. The amount David raised is exceptional and it's a real family affair with his son and his sister Kate, also signed up to the challenges.

Charlotte Keane

If you would like run, walk or cycle for the Charity you can sign up here

Or if you have a fundraising idea please email our community fundraiser, Charlotte Keane.