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

Maxine Davies uses Haven House for her nine-year-old son, Kai, who has cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia. On Saturday 3 September, Maxine took part in a wing walk at Damyns Hall Aerodrome in Upminster along with Luis Pedro, a director at The Holly Private Hospital in Buckhurst Hill.

The pair walked on 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 Haven House in Woodford Green.

Maxine has previously raised funds for Haven House by undertaking a skydive in 2013 and also a firewalk and bungee jump as part of Haven House's Mad March campaign.

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!"

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 that 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."

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