FOREIGN Secretary William Hague’s daredevil dad has been doing his bit to raise funds for the NSPCC.
Nigel Hague, 83, performed a breathtaking wing-walk in what has been the latest of his crazy charity stunts.
So far, Mr Hague senior has raised more than £100,000 for the children’s charity with his white-knuckle activities.
Last year he completed a tandem skydive, while, in 2009, he undertook a climb of 3,209ft Scafell Pike in the Lake District. It took him seven-and-a-half hours.
Because aviation authorities do not allow wing-walks to be done specifically for charity, Mr Hague hopes to attract further donations of up to £50,000 by heightening awareness of the NSPCC.
William was born in Rotherham in 1961 went on to attend Wath-on-Dearne Comprehensive School.
The Foreign Secretary called his dad from the NATO summit in Chicago on Sunday to check the wing-walk had gone according to plan on Saturday at Breighton Airfield, near Selby, North Yorkshire.
Mr Hague senior, who lives in Harley, said: “William and I have a mutual respect - he enjoys keeping fit and is a keen hillwalker and climber.”
The pensioner is planning more fundraising, but has yet to decide on his next challenge.