Our intrepid Chair of Trustees undertook an amazing challenge to raise funds – nothing like leading from the front (or rather from the air!). Vanessa (Ness) took to the skies above Sussex in an small ex-military aircraft (appropriately called a Bulldog!) to do aerobatics - looping the loop and all manner of hair raising stunts - to raise much-needed funds for our Sensory Garden. Thankfully we can report that she not only survived the flight without any panics or air sickness, but she loved every minute of it! Ness happily reported that it was a fantastic experience: “I flew a plane, I actually flew a plane - can you tell I am bit giddy still!” Despite a nervous journey to Sussex the pilot Mark, at Ultimate High, soon put Ness at ease and she did all the manoeuvres - turning upside down, flipping, looping and rolling. She even managed to invent her own variation of an aerobatic loop when she took the controls! Ness summed it up: “I amazed myself as to how much I loved it and it is an experience I will never forget. The fact that I have also raised almost £1,100 for our dogs is the icing on the cake.” There is still time to sponsor Ness as the project to create a sensory garden for our dogs has stalled due to lack of funds. Her Justgiving link is here: www.justgiving.com/JetPilot/ You can also make a donation by texting JETT59 followed by an amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. Or donate by Paypal at email@example.com. Cheques can be made payable to Hope Rescue and sent to: Treasurer, 14/16 Lower Heath, Congleton, Cheshire. CW12 1NJ Thank you!