Champion flight for Sue O’Hara


Last month, to celebrate the opening of the British Airways i360, Eastbourne Herald - along with its Sister titles across Sussex - asked its readers to nominate a local hero in their community to win a place on a Community Champions Flight before the attraction opens to the public.

From the numerous nominations received, Sue O’Hara was chosen as the Community Champion for Eastbourne Herald. Sue O’Hara co-founded the Tuesday O’Hara charity fund in 2007, after losing her daughter, Tuesday to Leukaemia. Sue wanted to help other young adults and their families as she knows how much they struggle, financially and emotionally. Sue set up the fund with her husband, Frank, who sadly died suddenly - three years after Tuesday’s death - on his way home from an event in Kent.

Sue’s nomination detailed some of the incredible work she has contributed to her community, “After suffering such a personal loss, Sue carried on fundraising to raise money to facilitate a room in Eastbourne District Hospital on the Oncology ward, provided television for 11 side rooms, as well as helping many families across Sussex that are going through a difficult time due to a son or daughter battling cancer or leukaemia. She tirelessly organises many events during the year with her team to help raise further funds to help others.”

British Airways i360, the world’s tallest moving observation tower, opened on Thursday (August 4). Visitors will be able to glide up to 450 feet in a fully enclosed futuristic glass viewing pod to admire the unfolding views across Brighton and the south coast. Flights’ are 20 minutes during the day and 30 minutes after 6pm. Tickets start at £13.50 for adults and £6.75 for children, with under fours free.


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