Daredevil South Yorkshire father takes to the skies in aid of charity

19th May 2012.'William Hague's 83 year old dad Nigel performing a wingwalk at Breighton Airfield to raise cash for the NSPCC.'Pictured Nigel Hague during his wingwalk.'Picture by Gerard Binks.
19th May 2012.'William Hague's 83 year old dad Nigel performing a wingwalk at Breighton Airfield to raise cash for the NSPCC.'Pictured Nigel Hague during his wingwalk.'Picture by Gerard Binks.
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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.