A CHADWELL woman is taking to the skies in order to help her friend’s two-year-old daughter who has been stricken with leukaemia.
Kelly Clark, 29, of Godman Road in Chadwell is going to wing walk on behalf of
Kennedy, of Broxburn Drive, South Ockendon, was first diagnosed with leukaemia last November. She is now receiving chemotherapy and treatment from both Basildon and Great Ormond Street hospitals.
Although she is showing signs of recovery, this could be a two-year journey.
Kelly said: “We were at the Lakeside Christmas lights turn-on, and everything was perfect. A week later she was diagnosed with leukaemia. We were in shock.”
Kelly added how “incredibly inspired” she was by how strong her school-friend, and Kennedy’s mum, Jemma Hatton had been.
She said: “Kennedy’s been doing amazingly, she’s incredible and so are the family.
“Every year I do something a bit over the top for charity.Ilove it and I’m a bit of an adrenaline junkie.”
Despite skydiving before, Kelly did say wing-walking was probably one of the scariest things she’d planned to do.
Kelly, who runs Glitz Face Painting and Body Art, has already raised Â£840 of her Â£2,000 target for charity Children with Cancer UK, which is helping Kennedy.
The wing-walk will take place in Upminster with Life-Changing Challenges, on August 14.
To donate, visit justgiving.com/Wingwalk4kennedy