A SWINDON-based air hostess has swapped the inside of a plane for the outside as part of a group of adrenaline-seeking charity fundraisers.

Gemma Lorains, 29, is a British Airways cabin crew member and she took part in this year's wingwalk charity event on behalf of Dreamflight.

Dreamflight is a charity organisation that helps to fund and arrange a £1 million annual trip to theme parks in Florida, like Disneyworld or Universal Studios, for a total of 192 children with chronic or life-limiting illnesses or disabilities aged between eight and 14.

Volunteers such as physiotherapists, doctors, nurses, cabin crew and other non-medical roles help to keep everyone safe for the flight and the following trip.

Since the charity was founded in 1987, some of the trip’s attendees have gone on to become medal-winning Paralympians – after relishing in their newfound confidence.

Gemma, was joined by 11 others also taking part in the wingwalk at the Rendcomb Airfield in Cirencester with the Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers.

She said: "I did the wing walk last year as well, but with this year being my second time, I was allowed to do a loop the loop up in the sky along with 3 others."

She explained that she'd also been lucky enough to volunteer on the trip and how it had profoundly affected her.

"I saw first-hand how life-changing the trip to Orlando can be for the children, and how much Dreamflight relies on us volunteers to come up with these fundraising challenges.

"It was extremely emotional and rewarding for both volunteers and children. I hope one day to take part in the trip itself again!

Swindon Advertiser: Gemma Lorains on top of the plane before her charity wingwalk

"I was part of a Scottish region group also known as the ‘Donald duck’ group", she added.

She further explained that this was why she had chosen to complete the wingwalk dressed as the popular Disney character.

Accompanied by her son who watched from the ground, Gemma completed the wingwalk without a hitch and reacted to the exhilarating activity afterwards.

"The wing walk was amazing, especially the loop-the-loop with 3 others. It was terrifying but very liberating. We are all desperate to do it again!

"It is super windy up high and very noisy which made me feel nervous but it was an experience of a lifetime."

From 2019 to date the wingwalk has raised £70,975.10, the equivalent to paying for 16 children in one region to go on the trip. So far this year the donations are up to almost £12,000.

To support Gemma further you can visit her fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gemma-lorains2?