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94-year-old wing walker heads high for Stephen Sutton

A dare-devil wing-walking 94-year-old from Solihull says he's been inspired to fundraise in the name of Stephen Sutton, the teenager from Staffordshire who raised millions before losing his battle with bowel cancer.

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94-year-old wing walker flies high for Stephen Sutton

Tom Lackey in a previous wing-walk in 2012 Credit: ITV News Central

A 94-year-old man from Solihull is taking part in a wing-walk in memory of Stephen Sutton.

Over the years Tom Lackey has done a number of high-flying plane stunts, but he says he's been inspired to do one more by Stephen's story.

Despite not being able to walk unaided - Mr Lackey's next wing walk will be his 30th Credit: ITV News Central

The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire lost his battle with bowel cancer this week.

His Just Giving page has now raised nearly £3,900,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen Sutton's legacy lives on as his fundraising total reaches nearly £3.9 million Credit: Just Giving

On Thursday the dare-devil pensioner will carry out his 30th wing walk, travelling from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly strapped to the top of a plane.

94-year-old Tom Lackey will have his thumbs up for Stephen throughout the high-flying stunt

Speaking at his home, the 94-year-old paid an emotional tribute to Stephen, saying he would have his thumbs up in the air for the teenager while carrying out the stunt, imagining the 19-year-old's up there with him.

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