Colleagues braced for wingwalk challenge

Colleagues braced for wingwalk challenge

Two daring colleagues are preparing to be strapped to the wings of a plane for a hair-raising charity fundraiser at 135mph.

Taylor Unwin, from Barnet, and David Batey, from Shuttleworth in Bedfordshire, are taking part in a wingwalking challenge in aid of Teens Unite.

The brave pair both work at leading heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes in Enfield.

While Taylor, a Warehouse Operative, insists he is undaunted about what lies ahead, David admits his knees will be knocking when the big day comes on December 9.

Taylor, a 20-year-old gym fanatic, said: “I’ve not really done anything like this before but I love the thought of danger and adrenaline.

“I’m pretty fearless to be honest so I’m sure I will enjoy it.”

Sales Executive David, aged 56, said: “I don’t like flying and haven’t been on a plane in more than five years.

“I will be extremely nervous, there’s no doubt about that, but once I commit to something there’s no turning back.

“It’s all for a good cause and I’m hoping I can somehow enjoy the experience!”

The challenge is taking place at Old Warden Airfield in Shuttleworth.

Both men are hoping to raise at least £600 each. Donations can be made at either or

Andrew Ingram, managing director at leading heating, plumbing and air movement materials supplier TG Lynes, said: “I am full of admiration for Taylor and David pushing the boundaries and taking on this terrifying challenge.

“I hope people dig deep and support Teens Unite, which is a fantastic local charity we have had the pleasure of working with over the last 12 months.”

TG Lynes supported Teens Unite with £7,500 worth of product and labour through its Helping Hands campaign last year.

The charity provides people aged between 13 and 24 with the social, emotional, and physical support that is vital to their cancer recovery.

TG Lynes stocks industry leading brands and supplies thousands of products including valves, steel and copper tubes and fittings, press systems, composite and plastic plumbing, drainage solutions and support systems and tooling. An extensive plant hire service is also available.

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