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Stormin' Norman PALMER

                   Stormin' Norman Does It!
As planned on Sunday 15th June 2003, and in glorious sunshine, Norman Palmer aged 77 took to the air, strapped to the top wing of a Stearman biplane with the 'Utterly Butterly Display Team'. at the Old Buckenham Airfield, Attleborough, Norfolk, U.K.
Norman doing his Wing Walk on 15th June 2003 [24KB]
Norman bravely faced his ordeal knowing he was doing it to raise morny for Cancer related charities: The Anthony Nolan Trust and Cancer Research UK. So far he has raised 1,600 and the total is climbing daily as the donations roll in.
Norman with his Certificate [13.1KB] Norman has publicised this stunt far and wide to try and reach his target of 2,000, with appearances on radio, in the papers and across the globe on this PALMER Family History website. Finally Norman would like to thank those who have kindly sent donations, and he promises to be back on his 80th birthday for another 10,000 foot tandem freefall parachute jump in aid of Cancer Research UK. Norman with his Certificate. Additonal text & all photos supplied © Philip PALMER 2003
Many of you will remember meeting Norman at the PALMER Gathering that we had in September 2002. He is a cousin on the Ryfealyer DaSilva PALMER branch of the tree. Norman has lost numerous members of his family and close friends to cancer, and has made it his business to raise money for research into the disease. He has previously made a freefall parachute jump on his 75th birthday in aid of Cancer Research as a result of which he raised 3,151.36 - picture below.
Norman with his cheque for 3,151.36 [31KB]
CONTACT FOR DONATIONS: If you wish to help Norman with his fund raising, please send your donation cheques- made payable to "Suffolk Support Group" to Norman at: Wight House 118 Thetford Road Brandon Suffolk IP27 0DF
The Anthony Nolan Trust - where leukaemia meets its match Cancer Research U.K. - A UK Charity primarily concerned with raising money to fund research
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This page created 21 April 2003 & amended/updated 20:10 30/01/2005