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Vicar soars to dizzying heights to raise church funds

Fri 24 May 2019
By Heather Preston

A Worcestershire vicar strapped herself to the wing of a plane to raise money for cancer and her local church.

Rev Jo Musson, vicar of Sant Georges Church, Worcester and St John Baptist, Claines flew 1,000 feet in the air, attached to the top wing of a 1940's Boeing Stearman Biplane.

The 59 year old was supported by friends, family and members of her congregation, as she flew at 80mph over RFC Rendcomb Airfield in Cirencester last week.

 

 

Recalling her experience she said: "It was the most beautiful day, blue sky and not a hint of any breeze or cloud, just plenty of sunshine.

"The sense of achievement was wonderful."

 

 

The money raised from Rev Musson's 'Wing Walk' will go towards the Claines Church 20/20 Vision Project - to provide better facilities for church visitors.

Following inspiration from friend and fellow vicar Rev Maureen Dew and her ongoing battle with Lymphoma, ten per cent of the sponsorship will go towards cancer research charity, Bloodwise.

 

 

Quoting Psalm 34, Reverend Musson shared how her faith in God helped her to face her fears.

She added: "Looking back it was as though on the day I was anaesthetised from the fear and anxiety I had expected, and held securely by God.

"It just shows what you can do, what you can overcome in God's strength."

The crowdfunded initiative has already reached nearly £7,000 and Rev Musson is hopeful she'll meet the £10,000 target.

 

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