Suffolk NHS staff take to the skies thanks to Rattlesden Gliding Club
Midwives from the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust were treated to the experience of a lifetime thanks to a gliding club in Suffolk.
Rattlesden Gliding Club offered flights over the Suffolk countryside as a thank you to NHS staff who had been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic from the frontline.
The midwives enjoyed half-hour flights alongside friends and family from more than 2,000 feet in the air, with views as far as the Orwell Bridge and the Port of Felixstowe.
Nina Facwett, team lead for the Forest Heath midwives, Newmarket, said: "It was just such a beautiful day and it was such a wonderful experience."
The idea came from one of the gliding club's members, who has links to the midwifery team.
“He thought it would be a nice idea for NHS colleagues who have worked so hard throughout the pandemic," said Ian Godding, a director of the Rattlesden Gliding Club.
“Some of them took the controls, while others just wanted to look out from the cockpit.”
The success of the day has led to the club offering a 20 per cent discount to all NHS staff.