On the 14 April 2022 four brave people from the local area took to the sky to Wing Walking at RAF Airfield Rendcomb to raise much needed money for Cirencester Housing for Young People.
They took to the skies on the top wing of a Boeing Stearman biplane and experienced an exciting series of flypasts, zoom climbs, steep dives, banks, and one did a loop the loop in front of their colleagues, family and friends.
Our wing walkers were a diverse group. We had Ben Young and Jack Barton who work for and have been sponsored by the company Castellum. Rosie Sutton who works for and is being Match funded by Cirencester Friendly Society. We also have Paul Hutton who works for and is being supported by Home James Taxis. Paul is also an ex-resident of CHYP.
All profits to CHYP, Cirencester Housing for Young People (CHYP) provides supported accommodation to vulnerable young people between the ages of 16 and 25.
Our residents come from a variety of different backgrounds and have been made homeless as a result of a family breakup, abuse or leaving care. Many have additional problems such as learning difficulties and mental health issues. At CHYP we realise that simply providing safe accommodation is not enough. We provide individual support to develop life skills focusing on self-care, continuing education, finding work and managing individual finance to achieve independent living.
It costs over £250,000 per annum to run CHYP. Without government funding available, we rely on donations from individuals and companies, as well as grants from funders.
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