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ON A WING AND A PRAYER
Betty Bromage who lives in our Cheltenham house has just turned 90 and has decided to have a “Going for it Year“. Given that she has already taken part in 3 wing walks already, Betty thought she would set the bar higher by taking part in 3 daredevil events this year – a wing walk, a zip wire and an abseil.
In the past Betty has raised money for Air Ambulance, Cobalt Trust and Sue Ryder. This year Betty has said that she wishes to raise money towards a new summer house and patio at the Cheltenham house, costing around £8,000. Betty’s motto is “To enjoy life to the full”.
If any local companies are able to make a donation, no matter how small, we would be very grateful. This can be done via our JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/abbeyfieldsummerhouse or drop a donation into one of our houses in St Luke’s Road or Prestbury Road. a donation into one of our
The first of Betty’s daredevil activities will be a wing walk on Tuesday 9th April (weather permitting) from Cirencester Rendcomb where Aerosuperbatics are based. Betty will stand above the cockpit of the aircraft, which will take her on a 15 minute wing walking journey. She will then undertake a 100mph zip wire challenge at Penryn Quarry, Bethesda in Wales a few weeks later. It is the longest zipwire in Europe and Betty will hang from it for approximately one minute, 25 seconds. Her abseil attempt is expected to take place in Manchester in July.
Betty worked for 25 years in the A&E department at Cheltenham General Hospital and now lives in an Abbeyfield House, which his opposite the hospital. She and her late husband, Don lived above Coopers Hill overlooking Cheltenham. When he died Betty downsized to a flat in Cheltenham before moving to an Abbeyfield house
When Betty is not undertaking challenges, she likes to attend 2 church community organisations and is renowned for her daily shopping trips around Cheltenham.
Betty describes living at an Abbeyfield house as “An incredibly brilliant, happy place to live”.