Stop Press - It's now the Dan and Ray show
Thursday 8 August 2013
Dan Collins one of Male Uprising Guernsey's council members and his 'wingman' Ray Redelinghuys will take flight at this year's Harbour Carnival as part of the Man Powered Flight event.
Dan and Ray will be donning specially made MUG blue morph suits
and their trusty flying machines consist of eight foot wings
constructed in the shape of MUG's signature blue moustaches. Like
their fellow 'birdmen', Dan and Ray will leap off a platform
constructed over the harbour and attempt flight, all in the name of
raising awareness of MUG's male cancer message.
'Much of Male Uprising Guernsey's time and effort is spent on raising awareness of male cancers and promoting a 'get checked' message. The Harbour Carnival is always a popular event on the Island and the Man Powered Flight event attracts a good crowd. It's a great opportunity for us to spread our message,' commented Dan who is optimistic but more than a little nervous about his maiden flight. 'As someone who has been affected by testicular cancer I am prepared to put aside my trepidation and take a leap of faith, if it means just one Guernsey man gets a health concern checked quickly at the doctors, then it's all worth it.'
The MUG moustache inspired wings have been carefully designed for maximum lift. Emblazoned with the message 'Join the MUG's, Get Checked'. Weather conditions for the Harbour Carnival currently look favourable for the human with only a light westerly wind predicted.
Island Print Solutions are constructing the wings, which have been designed by The Partnership Agency's top aeronautical expert. Dan and Ray have been in intensive training for their maiden voyage for some months and both feel in top condition. As Trevor Kelham, MUG's founder comments: 'This is a great way to spread MUG's male cancer message and in Dan and Ray we trust.'