Daring fundraising takes on wing walk for UHB Charity

One of our amazing fundraisers took to the skies in May and completed a daring wing walk for University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, raising £935!

Medical student, Oliwia Bolimowska, is currently working on her PHD at the University of Birmingham and works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Working on the front line Oliwia has seen how lonely and isolating a stay in hospital can be for patients and the negative effect this has on their well-being and mental health.

Since working at the hospital Oliwia has seen first-hand the difference UHB Charity makes to staff and patients by going over and above, and says this really helps make what can be a very difficult and challenging time feel more positive. “The added extras provided by the Charity really boost patients’ moods which has a massive impact on their mental and physical recovery.”

Oliwia wanted to give something back and fundraise for UHB Charity so, as a bit of an adrenalin junkie, she decided on a wing walk. She said “it really got people talking as they would comment on what a crazy thing it is to do!”

Having never done a wing walk before Oliwia wasn’t sure what to expect, but she had an incredible experience, and before even landing she was planning her next flight with more dips and dives! Oliwia has felt overwhelmed with all the support and is so grateful to everyone who has donated.

If you would like to take on one of our many events from wing walks to inflatable fun runs, and raise vital funds for UHB Charity – head to our events page by clicking here.