My sister-in-law was only in St Gemma’s for about 10 days. She was pretty bad when she was at home. I don’t know what it is; the Hospice seems to change them. Obviously they are very sick, but they sort of calm down when they are in there.
I know the staff are great there. We knew she was getting the best of care in the best place for her.
When I saw the wing walk advertised I told everyone that I was doing it for Teresa. She was born and bred here in Garforth.
I’ve done gliding at Sutton Bank. I did go up in a First World War biplane in Sherburn-in-Elmet. My late wife Molly booked a Hot Air Balloon ride for my 50th birthday, that’s where it all started.
I’m probably getting too old for doing daft things like this. I think if I can do something next year, I’ll perhaps try another parachute jump.
I was pleased I raised the money; it was about £1300 I got on my own. There’s quite a few people have passed away in St Gemma’s, so they know. You don’t have to explain. When you say St Gemma’s people know.