Skydiving nun now plans a wing walk for homeless charity

A daring nun is taking to the air in aid of a homeless charity.

Back in May 2017, Sr Clare Bernadette Knowles of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Littlehampton (FMSL), took part in a sponsored skydive in aid of Worthing Churches Homeless Projects at Netheravon airfield near Salisbury. After a successful jump and landing, the sponsorship funds totalled more than £2,000.

Now Sr Clare is planning something even more daring and adventurous – a Wing Walk on 4th June for the homeless Charity Crisis.

“I am happy to be raising sponsorship for a Wing walk challenge at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Essex, in aid of the valuable work of Crisis, the national charity for homeless people,” said Sr Clare.

“The event has had to be postponed due to coronavirus prevention measures and health issues from the planned date of 6th June 2020. It has now been rescheduled for 4th June 2022.

“A tree has been planted in the garden of our convent near Hastings to offset the carbon emissions for the short flight. In 2017, I really enjoyed the experience of a sponsored tandem skydive for a local homeless charity.  The Wing Walk is a new challenge for me.

“If you are able to show your support with a small donation it will also help Crisis towards its goal of ending homelessness… the actual total raised so far is £1,693.00  Every little helps – thank you very much.”

Click here to visit Sr Clare’s JustGiving sponsorship page

Video of Sr Clare’s 2017 skydive: