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News Archive > General > Phillip´s mum to hit heights

Phillip´s mum to hit heights

By Warren Wilkins 7th June 2017

Phillip´s mum to hit heights
Pat Schofield is set to do a wing walk

PHILLIP Schofield’s mum Pat, who lives in Newquay, has not been envious of anything her famous son has done over the years.

That was until Phillip undertook a wing walk to raise funds for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to mark the charity’s 60th anniversary of supporting the development of young people across the world.

The sight of Phillip looping the loop strapped to a biplane made her want to give it a go herself.

Phillip decided to buy Pat a wing walking experience for Christmas after hearing how much she wanted to give it a go despite feeling apprehensive about sending his 80-year-old mum soaring through the sky on top of a plane.

Undaunted Pat will embark on the daredevil stunt at the Chiltern Air Park in Oxford on June 16 to raise money for the Duke of Edinburgh award initiative.

She has already raised £850 toward her £1,000 target for the cause and will be having aeroplanes painted on her nails to mark the occasion.

Pat said: “I said to Phillip I never envied anything you have done but I envy your wing walk. He said you do not mum and I said I do.

“Then at Christmas he gave me a wing walking experience as a gift. The wing walk will be two days before I turn 81.

“I’m not the slightest bit nervous, scared or anxious despite people saying I’m mad. I’m so looking forward to it.

“I will also be raising money for the Duke of Edinburgh Award as Phillip is an ambassador and it is a fantastic charity.

“They are absolutely top notch. If I reach my target, I may even ask the pilot to do a loop!

“Phillip will be there cheering me on along with his wife Stephanie and hopefully my granddaughters Ruby and Molly as well as my other son Timothy.

“He is having a day off work to see me. I hope my friends in Newquay pledge some money toward the fundraiser to help me out.”

Phillip who grew up in Newquay is a regular visitor to the town to see his mum Pat and enjoy the area.

He spends his time walking along the coastline and tucking into his favourite fish and chips at Flounders in East Street.

Pat said: “Phillip is the same now as he has always been. He is just Phillip. He just loves being in Newquay.”

Anyone who would like to donate money to Pat for her wing walk can visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com and type in Pat Schofield.

By Warren Wilkins 7th June 2017

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