A SELF-EMPLOYED cleaner and housekeeper is to climb onto the top wing of a vintage biplane next month to raise funds for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Karen Stovald, 45, of Melksham, is doing the wing walk at a First World War airfield near Cirencester on June 15.

She’s hoping to raise more than £800 for the air ambulance charity in memory of her partner, Stuart Neathey, of Bobbin Lane, Westwood, near Bradford on Avon, who collapsed and died on June 11 last year.

Karen, of Chiltern Close, said: “It’s the first time that I’ve ever done a wing walk, although I have previously done a tandem parachute drop.

“I’m excited but nervous. I am really up for it and just want to get on with it.”

The wing walking experience is being offered by SuperAeroBatics at RFC Rendcomb Airfield.

Miss Stovald’s sister-in-law, Amelia Cooke, from Trowbridge, is also doing a wing walk at Compton Abbas, near Salisbury, this weekend.