Gosport midwife set to fly high as she completes daring wing walk

A HIGH-flying midwife is bracing herself to take to the skies for a daring charity wing walk.

By Sophie Lewis
Friday, 5th August 2022, 4:36 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th August 2022, 9:54 am

Mandy Grosvenor is celebrating her 17th work anniversary as a community midwife at Portsmouth University NHS Trust by completing a wing walk to raise cash for the trust’s charity

Based in the Juno Team at Blake Maternity Centre, Mandy has been caring for women in Gosport since 2005.

Mandy said: ‘I decided to do the wing walk as I really wanted to do something so extreme and outside of my comfort zone that people would be inspired to support me. Also, there’s an added bonus of not needing to train for it.’

Mandy Grosvenor

She is hoping to raise £2,000 which will go towards the Blake Maternity Centre to update the birth room, with a new birth pool.

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Mandy added: ‘I’m a 55-year-old classic couch potato who hates anything too exhausting! I’m also a bit scared of looking down from great heights so this really does challenge me.

‘She added: ‘With the money raised, we are intending to update and improve the birth room with a new birth pool and active birth equipment. We always aim to provide a safe, nurturing and calm

environment for couples to meet their new baby and these new additions would certainly enhance that experience.

‘I would love to be able to raise £2,000. It would make a big difference to help us enhance the care we give.

Mandy’s wing walk is taking place on August 13 and she has already raised £1,320 in donations on Just Giving.

Melanie Hardman, midwifery sister, said: ‘Mandy is a very valued member of our team and we are both excited and scared for her. We’re very proud of Mandy for volunteering for the wing walk to help us refurb the Blake Centre. Good luck.’

The maternity department is planning on taking part in more fundraising events and said they are extremely proud of Mandy.

Portsmouth Hospitals Charity is the charity partner of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and raises funds for patients, their families and the staff who support their care. It fundraises to help improve facilities, purchase equipment and support research and innovation.