Sandy octogenarian completes daring Spitfire flight to raise money for nurses in need

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Ken Lynch in the cockpit of the dual seater Spitfire. Photography courtesy of June Essex.

On December 9, well-known Sandy resident, Ken Lynch, 83, completed a daring experience of being flown in a Spitfire to raise money for Cavell Nurses’ Trust, who support nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants in crisis.

This is the latest fundraising challenge from Ken, who has also previously completed a sky-dive for the charity.

Cavell Nurses’ Trust is the charity supporting UK nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants, both working and retired, when they’re suffering personal or financial hardship often due to illness, disability, older age and domestic abuse.

Ken funded the flight experience himself, he explained: “All the donated money will go the Cavell Nurses’ Trust who have been extremely supportive of myself and my family.”

Anyone wishing to donate in support of Ken can do so by visiting: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kenneth-lynch

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