Cotswold PCSO Andrea Shutt to complete an aerobatic wing walk for charity
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A local Cotswold company, AeroSuperBatics has presented Andrea with an opportunity to complete a wing walk. Andrea, maintaining her ethos of the sky is the limit, has accepted this challenge
Andrea is a well-known PCSO in the Cotswolds, her boundless enthusiasm and high levels of self-motivation inspire her colleagues of all ranks to try and be as good as she is.
Andrea has very recently been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. This is devastating news for Andrea, her family, police family and friends and the communities she serves so diligently.
Motor neurone disease (MND) describes a group of diseases that affect the nerves (motor neurones) in the brain and spinal cord that tell your muscles what to do. With MND, messages from these nerves gradually stop reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.
MND is life-shortening and there is no cure. Although the disease will progress, symptoms can be managed to help achieve the best possible quality of life.
There is a 1 in 300 risk of getting MND across a lifetime. It can affect adults of any age, but is more likely to affect people over 50.
In Andrea’s case the disease is advancing rapidly and already having a major impact on her life and simple daily life tasks are becoming increasingly challenging for her.
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Despite the shock of this news and the personal challenges she is facing Andrea remains at work and very much in control of her area. Andrea doesn’t want extended sympathy or personal financial support she wants to raise awareness of this disease and to support the research into MND by completing her own fund raising.
A local Cotswold company, AeroSuperBatics, has presented Andrea with an opportunity to complete a wing walk. Andrea, maintaining her ethos of the sky is the limit, has accepted this challenge.
Not content with doing this on her own she has invited her boss, Insp Karen Ellis, to also take to the sky. In order to make it even more terrifying she will be doing a loop the loop whilst strapped on top of the plane.
Time is of the essence for Andrea so this is taking place on Wednesday July 18 at 3pm at AeroSuperBatics, RFC Rendcomb, The Whiteway, Cirencester, Glos GL7 7DF.
Please support Andrea to raise much needed funds for MND by donating via the just giving page - justgiving.com/fundraising/andreashutt