RAF serviceman Flt Lt Daz White is planning a leopard crawl round the 10.41 kilometer perimeter of RAF Honington to raise money for a brain tumour victim.
The 38-year-old has set aside 12 hours for his challenge starting at the crack of dawn at 6am and hoping to finish by 5pm later the same day.
And it’s all being carried out to raise funds for brain tumour victim and close friend Flt Sgt Jordan Brown … and taking place on Thursday, March 29, a year to the day when it was discovered he had a large tumour following scans at the West Suffolk Hospital.
Flt Lt White, who is an intelligence officer at the base is not a stranger to fundraising stunts and is hoping his latest exploit will raise £3,500 – 1% of Flt Sg Brown’s goal of £350,000 to undergo specialist treatment at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre, in Texas, and support his wife Debbie and their two young children Sam, 10, and Grace, four.
Both men, who live on the base, had children born on Boxing Day 2012 and it was following a birthday party that Mrs White inspired her husband to attempt “something crazy” for the Brown family.
Flt Sgt Brown, 36, whose role at Honington was to co-ordinates air strikes, said the tumour had been growing for 10 years, added that more funding was needed to be found for the illness.
He has had hours of painstaking surgery at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, to try and remove as much of the turmour as possible but without success.