Hainault mum fundraises for children’s hospice by walking on 130mph plane
PUBLISHED: 16:42 06 September 2016 | UPDATED: 16:42 06 September 2016
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.
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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