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Twenty-one-year-old Nick Moore from Wombwell in Barnsley will be taking the flight of his life later this month (Saturday 13 August) when he wing walks at speeds of up to 130mph, raising money to help disabled children in Yorkshire.

Nick is an assistant quantity surveyor with Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, which has adopted Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children as its charity of the year. Nick said: “Newlife does amazing work to support children with disabilities and terminal illness across the UK and funding from Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, which is based in Wakefield, will be used to specifically provide specialist equipment for those in the county of Yorkshire.”

He added: “I like to do anything exciting so having this opportunity to wing walk – and to do it for such a good cause – was too good to miss.”

If you would like to support Nick, go to his online Just Giving page: He said: “Family and friends, along with colleagues at Taylor Wimpey and associated suppliers and contractors have been very generous. My initial target was to raise £1,000 but I hope to push past this.”

Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire’s total fundraising target for the year is £15,000, which will help fund vital equipment like wheelchairs and walkers for mobility, beds and car seats for safety and communication aids to give children a voice.

Nick – whose love of motorbikes sees him compete in the East Midlands Racing Association 1,000cc ‘Superstock’ category – added: “There’s a difference between being alive and living and it is a fantastic opportunity to be able to enable someone else to make the most of their life by helping them get the equipment they need.”

Anne Bagshaw, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Yorkshire, comments: “We’re honoured to be working closely with Newlife Foundation this year to raise invaluable funds to help disabled children across Yorkshire. Having set ourselves ambitious fundraising targets for the year, this fantastic occasion brings us another step closer to provide much needed support to a very worthy cause.

“We wish Nick all the very best for his upcoming wing walk and will be right behind him!

“As a responsible homebuilder, who aims to build strong ties in the communities in which we build, there is nothing more important to us than to help charities, like Newlife Foundation, reach their goals and help as many people as they possibly can.”

Newlife is the UK’s largest charity funder of specialist equipment for children with disabilities and terminal illness and has already helped provide £1,141,525 of equipment for 1,131 in Yorkshire (East – £127,753; West – £452,034; South – £335,627; North – £226,111.) Right now, the charity is currently working with a further 58 families in the county with equipment needs totalling £79,521 (East – £1,463; West – 36,169; South – £23,906; North – £17,983).

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Pictured: Nick Moore with one of his motorbikes.