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Abseiling fundraiser raises donations for Children’s Wales Air Ambulance in memory of Michelle Unsworth

Next month a Flint woman will be abseiling 180ft in fancy dress to help raise donations for Children’s Wales Air Ambulance in the memory of Michelle Unsworth.

Fern Lewis, a hairdresser from Wrexham, is taking on a unique fundraising challenge for Wales Air Ambulance, aiming of raise £400 to contribute to Margaret Unsworth’s fundraiser, which is collecting donations in memory of her daughter.

The hairdresser will complete the tall challenge to help Margaret Unsworth raise donations for the specialist children’s operations completed by Wales Air Ambulance, collecting donations for the charity after losing her daughter last month.

Margaret’s daughter, Michelle, sadly passed away on July 12 after suffering a brain aneurysm in Walton Community Hospital.

In memory of her daughter, Margaret has set up a fundraiser for Children’s Wales Air Ambulance, and Fern is helping her to reach her fundraising target by taking on the abseiling challenge.

Fern said: “I work in Wrexham in The Zone Gents and Ladies Hair and Beauty, and Margaret is a regular client.

“I decided to take on a fundraising challenge after hearing her heartfelt story about how she lost her daughter in July.

“I am petrified of heights and wanted a challenge, and I aim to raise £400 to go towards Margaret’s fundraiser for Children’s Wales Air Ambulance.”

Children’s Wales Air Ambulance (CWAA is a specialist division of Wales Air Ambulance, providing the charity’s youngest patients need the different range of treatments they need.

The operation is an integral part of the Wales Air Ambulance service, providing the expert care required for paediatric and neonatal patients who need air support.

Every year Wales Air Ambulance needs to raise £6.5 million to fund its service, coming to the aid of people across Wales.

Lynne Garlick, Wales Air Ambulance’s North Wales Fundraising Manager, said: “We are incredibly touched to hear that Margaret is fundraising for us after she lost her daughter, Michelle, last month. We can’t thank her enough for thinking of us at this difficult time.

“By taking on the abseiling challenge, Fern is helping Margaret to raise the donations which will help to fund our missions across Wales.

“As a charity, we rely on kind support to keep our helicopters flying.”

If you would like to sponsor Fern, please click here: http://bit.ly/2ugayPy

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