Ex-Mayor tackles fear of heights with wing walk for Mind and Bluebell Wood

IT was a double thumbs-up for ex-Mayor of Rotherham Lyndsay Pitchley after she faced her fear of heights head-on — by taking to the skies for charity.

The brave borough councillor, who is also fundraising and development officer for Mind Rotherham and Barnsley, took part in a wing walk to raise cash for the Mind and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

This is despite her admitting: “I’m not good with heights.”

Lyndsay said she was determined to go through with the challenge in memory of Alex White, a girl she met at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice during her year as mayor.

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“I supported Alex and her family when I was mayor and am still close to her mum Michelle,” she said.

“I promised Alex I would do this so I had to go through with it.

“I thought it was quite common for people to do skydives and bungee jumps so I wanted to do something a bit different.”

Lyndsay (pictured below safely on the ground) has raised over £1,500 for the two charities.

Visit cafdonate.cafonline.org/8219 to sponsor her.