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FLYING IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY


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A former teacher and paragliding pilot, confined to a wheelchair by motor neurone disease (MND), recently took to the skies in a tandem paraglide one final time, to raise awareness and support research into MND.


Volunteers and friends from Keswick Mountain Rescue Team helped carry 59-year-old Tony Thompson, from Keswick, up Clough Head in the Lake District, in a specially-adapted tandem buggy, to enable him to take part in the flight.


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Many of Tony’s friends from Cumbria Soaring Club joined him for the flight and all assisted the efforts to get Tony and the paragliding gear up the hill. In addition, as a welcome surprise for Tony on the day, pilots Rod Welford, Stuart Holmes and Gordie Oliver, took three of Tony’s grandchildren, Joshua, Luis, and Islay in the air, to reach the clouds alongside Tony and make it a day to remember for all the family.


Tony took part in the tandem flight to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease and support


research into the


condition. He has already raised almost £3,000 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association - the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on Motor Neurone Disease care, research and campaigning.


Tony in the air with his grandkids, Joshua and Islay


People can continue to sponsor Tony by visiting: www.justgiving.com/flyTT.


Tony with his wife Julie, daughters Vikki and Sarah, and grandchildren Joshua, Luis and Islay Even the weather gods helped out!


“It was very emotional having three grandchildren flying alongside me, waving and shouting at me. A real privilege.”


Tony and Malcolm Grout flying from Clough Head


Tony said: “I am totally overwhelmed by the amount of support I received and everyone that helped make this happen.


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For more information visit www.mndassociation.org


16 NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUE 420 PAGE 16


Photo: Stuart Holmes Photo: Stuart Holmes flying with Luis Photo: Stuart Holmes


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