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Maidstone hotel manager completes wing-walk for children's charity

Thursday 11th October 2018

A HOTEL manager in Maidstone completed a wing-walk on behalf of a children’s charity for the terminally ill on Sunday, September 30.

Dominic Di Cara (57), of the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes hotel in Ashford Road, reached the speeds of 140mph whilst strapped on the top of a Stearman biplane.

He flew over Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Oxfordshire to raise money for the Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity, who aim to brighten the lives of children who are living with serious or life-limiting illnesses, between the ages of 3-18, across the United Kingdom.

Mr Di Cara has fallen into the “most successful fundraisers” category, using just the charity donation website Just Giving for the entire month of September, gathering a total of £1,345.

He attracted almost 89,000 users to his page and was thrilled by the amount of funding and generosity he had received from his supporters.  

The Ray of Sunshine Organisation said: “Thank you so much to the brave Dominic for all of your incredible support, your fundraising will help massively in helping us enhance the lives of the children.”