Falmouth chip shop owner Helen Kurdyla has ticked another thing off her bucket list after taking to the skies strapped to the wings of a plane.

Helen likes to challenge herself and after running a marathon and sky-diving she decided to take to the skies again, this time for a wing-walk. "It was amazing, a fantastic experience," said Helen, who runs The Gem Fish Bar in Quarry Hill with husband Dominic. "It was everything I expected it to be and was so well organised. It was a beautiful day for it and I would definitely recommend it. I would do it again."

As well as being a personal challenge, Helen also wanted to do the wing-walk to raise money for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) and has been overwhelmed by the support she has received.

"I have raised over £1,000 which I am amazed about," said Helen, aged 50. "I was expecting maybe £200 so I cannot believe the amount raised so far. It's amazing how many people have support me, it's really astounding - people have been so generous."

The idea is that the money will be spent to create four bore holes in Africa so that children will not have to walk 20 miles to collect water.

Anyone wanting to support Helen by making a donation can do so at justgiving.com/fundraising/debra-neave1.