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Registered blind Crayford man completes wing walk and raises over £1,000 for charity Sense

PUBLISHED: 16:34 03 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 03 July 2017

Mark before the wing-walk

Mark before the wing-walk

© 2016 Kofo Baptist Photography

Mark Baxter has also undertaken the London Marathon, skydives and the Three-peaks challenge

Mark stood in front of the planeMark stood in front of the plane

A Crayford man, who is registered blind, completed a 135mph, over 500 feet high, wing walk on Saturday, July 1.

Mark Baxter, 35, didn’t let his condition stop him from standing on the stop wing of a biplane, and the challenge has raised over £1,000 for charity Sense.

Mr Baxter, who has a degenerative eye condition called Retinitis Pigmentosa, has spend the last decade undertaking the London Marathon, skydives, Sahara treks, and the Three-peaks challenge.

He said: “The wing-walk was an overwhelming experience and one I’ll never forget. I was so thankful to family, friends and colleagues who have shown their support.

“I really hope I can act as an inspiration for people who are going through a similar thing, and show them that where there is disability there is still ability.”

He completed the wing-walk challenge at Aerobatic Tactics, Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster, for Deafblind Awareness Week.

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