A daredevil 69-year-old thrill seeker is taking on a scary aerial challenge to raise funds for charity.

Susan Cox, from Woodton in south Norfolk, has signed up for a wing walk to show her support for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Her adrenaline-filled challenge is taking place at Shuttleworth Aerodrome, in Bedfordshire, on Friday morning and she hopes to raise £5,000.

She said: “I wanted to do something out of the ordinary and it occurred to me I don’t know anyone else who’s done a wing walk.

“I love flying, especially take-off, so thought why not?

“Originally I was thinking of doing something to mark my 70th birthday.

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Susan Cox during her visit to the Nook Picture: EACHSusan Cox during her visit to the Nook Picture: EACH (Image: EACH)

“However, there’s no time like the present so thought I’d arrange something while it was fresh in my mind.

“I can’t say I’m nervous at the moment but I’m sure the butterflies will kick in when I wake up on Friday morning.

“I’ll probably think ‘what have I done?’ and my family and friends think I’m a complete lunatic.

“However, I’m the kind of person who likes stepping out of their comfort zone and I’m sure I’ll be raving about it afterwards.

“I think it’ll be an exhilarating experience and I’ll probably be disappointed it’s over.”

The retiree has long admired EACH’s work, having lived close to its former Quidenham hospice.

She recently visited The Nook, in Framingham Earl, and was given a guided tour by community fundraiser Anne Austin.

The daredevil added: “I always think charity begins at home and that’s why I’m so keen to support EACH.

“It’s a great cause right here on my doorstep, caring for and supporting people in our community, and I’ve had friends who have used the services.

“Going to the hospice underlined why I’m taking on this challenge. It’s an amazing facility."

To make a donation in support of the wing walk fundraiser visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/susan-cox-4