Julia Treanor, a 36 year old Hearing Loss Advisor from Sight for Surrey, is confronting her fear and phobia of heights by strapping herself to the wing of a plane and soaring up into the sky to raise money for Sight for Surrey.
Julia, will be traveling in a Boeing Stearman biplane which will travel to heights of 700 feet at speeds of up to 135 miles per hour whilst performing steep turns, dives and zoom climbs. Julia who is Deaf and has worked for Sight for Surrey for 3 years is taking the level of ‘I’ll do anything for my job’ to a whole new height!”
Julia said “this is really taking me out of my comfort zone but I witness the change in people’s lives because of the work we do. It may look small like a piece of equipment or advice to help them manage, but to see their faces light up and the joy in their smile, that is why I do my job and why I am doing the wing walk”.
Sight for Surrey is a charity that supports people in Surrey who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. During the COVID-19 crisis all the charity’s fundraising events and talks have been cancelled and Julia is hoping to raise funds to help the charity continue to support people in Surrey who really need our help.
Sight for Surrey provides help and support in many different ways. During the COVID-19 crisis the charity has adapted the way they work by interpreting Governmental COVID announcements and providing British Sign Language video explanations on their Facebook page which have received phenomenal viewing figures. Other new services include essential shopping and a telephone befriending service to vulnerable people self- isolating.
Julia is hoping to raise £900 and you can sponsor Julia via her Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/julia-treanor