Retired woman raises more than £6,000 for Parkinson’s UK

PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 July 2016 | UPDATED: 14:56 15 July 2016

Angie Horne on the wings of a plane

Angie Horne on the wings of a plane

Parkinson's UK

An 80-year-old women took her fundraising to new heights when she jumped on the wings of a plane and flew through the air.

Angie Horne on the wings of a planeAngie Horne on the wings of a plane

Retired travel guide Angie Horne took part in a wing-walk on July 2 to raise money for Parkinson’s, a disease which her husband of 20 years, John, suffers from.

John, a former Weston Rugby Club captain, has suffered from the ‘wretched’ disease for eight years and was first diagnosed after his daughter recognised the signs.

Angie said: “I so admire the way John has battled and approached this wretched disease.”

She has currently raised £6,000 through her JustGiving page, with the total still rising.

Angie Horne on the wings of a planeAngie Horne on the wings of a plane

Angie said of her feat: “They told me to keep me arms out with my thumbs up, as I wouldn’t have been able to do it once I was in the air. I kept them out from take off till landing.”

The Wedmore woman was asked by the pilot whether she would prefer a gentle ride or one which involved steep dives and sharp turns. Angie chose the latter.

Paul Jackson-Clark, director of fundraising at Parkinson’s UK, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Angie for taking to the skies for us, what a fantastic way to mark her 80th birthday.”

For more information about Parkinson’s or the charity, visit, and if you would like to donate to Angie’s page, visit

Angie Horne raises money for Parkinson's UKAngie Horne raises money for Parkinson's UK

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