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Flying high for the MS Trust!

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Debbie Purdy and Mel Smith spent last Friday learning to fly in a vertical wind tunnel to raise funds for the MS Trust.

Despite having to work hard to hold themselves in position and facing winds of 100mph, both had a fantastic time. Mel, who has recently been raising awareness of MS and the MS Trust with drag racing team, Team Edge, said "I totally enjoyed my flight and I so want to do it again for MS Trust ! I am aching from head to toe, but it was well worth it."

Debbie Purdy was inspired to do the flight after reading about Katie Priest's parachute jump in Open Door. Debbie said "People associate me with the 'right to die' following my legal battle at the House of Lords last year, but my fight for legal clarity was driven by the will to live.

"I want to live as full a life as possible for as long as possible, with my wonderful husband, Omar. One year on from the ruling, I am determined to make the most of the time the Lords have given me, and I'm asking people to help me in supporting organisations that make a real difference to people's lives.

"The MS Trust is a fantastic charity that helps people with MS to live their lives to the full and doing an indoor skydive was an amazing way to raise money to support their vital work."

Debbie Purdy's flight

Mel flying in the wind tunnel

Mel (left) and Debbie (second from right) with staff from Airkix



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