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Hainault mum fundraises for children’s hospice by walking on 130mph plane

PUBLISHED: 16:42 06 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:42 06 September 2016

Maxine on the plane, to raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice.

Maxine on the plane, to raise money for Haven House Children's Hospice.

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A Hainault mum raised funds for Haven House Children’s Hospice by walking on the wings of a plane as it soared above the Essex countryside.

Plane walking mum Maxine, her disabled son Kai and his sister.Plane walking mum Maxine, her disabled son Kai and his sister.

Maxine Davies uses Haven House, in High Road, Woodford Green, for her nine-year-old son, Kai, who has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia.

On Saturday Maxine took part in a wing walk at Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster, along with Luis Pedro, director at The Holly Private Hospital, in Buckhurst Hill.

The pair stood along the wings of a Stearman as it zoomed and climbed at speeds of up to 130mph as part of a challenge to each raise £750 for the children’s hospice.

Maxine said: “This is one of the best challenges I have ever done for Haven House.

“It was so exciting and felt very surreal. I thought it would be scary, but I actually really enjoyed the experience. I definitely would do it again!”

Maxine has previously skydived, firewalked and bungee jumped to fundraise for the charity.

Mike Palfreman, chief executive of Haven House, said: “Congratulations to Maxine and Luis for taking part in our first ever wing walk.

“Walking on the wings of a plane is not something that most people would ever experience and requires nerves of steel.

“We are glad the Maxine can now add a wing walk to her long list of fundraising achievements.

“Her support is just incredible and will help us continue to make a difference to other families with life-limited children.”

Find out how you can take part in one of our challenge events by visiting havenhouse.org.uk/challenge.


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