The sky’s the limit for charity competition

Young people with muscular dystrophy are being offered a chance to take to the skies as part of a charity competition.

The Flying Muscle Dream Programme is being run by the Muscle Help Foundation, working alongside Hampshire’s Farnborough Airfield and the charity Aerobility.

The foundation works to fulfil the dreams of those living with the rare muscle-wasting condition and as part of the latest programme, children will be taken up in an aircraft and be given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take the controls at level height.

Michael McGrath, from the Muscle Help Foundation, said: “We aim to transform a person’s outlook and encourage a desire to experience new and exciting things in their lives.

“Aerobility is a fantastic user-led charity that is run largely by disabled aviators. Experienced instructors are trained to work with disabled individuals using adapted aircraft, making flying accessible for all.

“We’re so looking forward to working with them again next month. The aim with this programme is to take a pioneering stance by giving a highly-personalised flying experience to young people with muscular dystrophy who may have an interest in all things flying.”

Entries to the competition can be emailed to info@musclehelp.com. Those interested in entering should either film a 30-second video clip, or write a short poem of no more than 150 words, explaining how much it would mean to them and their family to be selected.

Entries close at midnight on Sunday, September 4th.

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