Grandma takes to skies for charity

Andrea Charlton, 71, wing-walking to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and organ donation in memory of her late son Andy Charlton.
Andrea Charlton, 71, wing-walking to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and organ donation in memory of her late son Andy Charlton.
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Daredevil grandma Andrea Charlton took it all in her stride to take to the skies.

The 71-year-old wing-walked above Yorkshire in memory of her son Andy Charlton.

The 43-year-old father-of-three died following a cycling accident in Northumbria in August.

Andrea, who lived in Morley before moving to Heysham, stood on the wings of a plane in memory of her son, who was a popular DJ in clubs across the country under the name Andy Jarrod.

She said: “Things like this don’t frighten me. It was brilliant. I just can’t believe I have done it. My son would be so proud of me, I hope.

“This is something I have long wanted to do and I am just so pleased to have done it.”

The stunt, which took place in Selby, aimed to help raise awareness of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Andy’s son Oscar, two, suffers from the condition.

Following Andy’s death, his organs were donated to save the lives of five people.

Visit the family’s fundraising website at justgiving.com/Charltonfamily.