Daredevil South Yorkshire pensioner Nigel Hague has already raised more than £45,000 for dementia charity Lost Chord – before he even takes to the skies for his latest thrill-seeking stunt.
The Times reported earlier this month how the 84-year-old father of Foreign Secretary William Hague, from Rotherham, is tackling the challenge of a Skyathlon on May 11.
The challenge will see Nigel pack in a full day of sky diving and wing walking and – with his feet back firmly on the ground – long distance walking.
And supporters have been so enthusiastic about the challenge they have already donated in excess of £45,000, all of which will go to Lost Chord, the South Yorkshire organisation that provides vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres across the region.
“Now you know why we call him our magnificent man in a flying machine!” said Lost Chord Chief Executive Helena Muller.
“The last time he did this sort of triple event Nigel raised something like £50,000 but we are now more confident than ever that he’ll break that record and raise even more money for our programme of musical events for people living with dementia.
“What would be really nice though would be if people would also come out and join him on the six-mile walk and perhaps even get some sponsorship themselves.
“Every penny counts for a charity like ours and Nigel is already proving that age is no barrier to achieving something truly extraordinary and enjoying yourself at the same time.”
To support Nigel’s Skyathlon visit Nigel Hague fundraising page
To find out more about how to get involved with the six-mile walk element of the day, or to learn more about the work of Lost Chord, visit Lost Chord