Helen and Alex’s Wing Walking fundraiser for the Sussex Cancer Fund

On the 22nd of May intrepid Helen Morley and her niece Alex will be taking to the skies, on the outside of a plane to raise money for the Sussex Cancer Fund. We are hugely grateful to Helen & Alex and to all those that have donated so far.

Helen’s Story

“I received the best possible care from the NHS teams involved in looking after me at the Park Centre for Breast Care, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Royal Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, Lewes Victoria Hospital and the Sussex Cancer Centre.

To celebrate my recovery, my niece Alex and I will be wing walking at Headcorn Aerodrome in Kent on Monday 22 May 2023 (weather permitting!) to raise money for the Sussex Cancer Fund. This is an organisation who work together with the NHS to make life better for cancer patients in Sussex, meaning that during their care it’s likely that every single cancer patient in Sussex will benefit from something they have funded. Along with funding vital research many of the things they provide, such as refreshments in the waiting rooms, comfortable treatment gowns and adjustable treatment chairs, made getting through my chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment so much easier. The Sussex Cancer Fund also fund on-site massage therapy and I was able to have some relaxing and restorative massages from the incredibly skilled Full Circle Fund therapist during my chemotherapy appointments. In addition, the Sussex Cancer Fund donate funds to the Horizon Centre, a purpose-built facility opposite the Sussex Cancer Centre. This is a calm and friendly place where I was supported throughout the course of my treatments with help and information, complementary therapies and counselling, as well as being able to use the relaxing light and sound room or sit in their garden overlooking the sea.

A bit about wing walking – it’s an airborne flight, where you are secured to the rig on top of an aeroplane, flying between 100-700ft high at a speed of between 80-110mph.”

If you would like to support Helen & Alex you can do so by clicking the button below


*Wing Walking Photograph courtesy of Richard Foord and Paul Carpenter