Southgate woman braves 130mph plane wing walk to support epileptic children

A daredevil woman from Southgate has braved a 130mph wing walk with the plane diving low towards the ground and performing acrobatic stunts to raise money so new equipment can be bought for children with epilepsy, autism and other learning disabilities.

Monika Skrzypczak was strapped to the wing of a biplane which soared 500 feet in the air to fundraise for Young Epilepsy.

Monika, from Caburn Heights in Southgate, is an assistant house manager at St Piers School, a special school for children aged five to 19 who have neurological conditions and learning disabilities such as epilepsy and autism, at Young Epilepsy’s campus in Lingfield, Surrey.

She was among a team of six women who took part in the thrill-seeking challenge last Sunday (July 10) who have so far raised £4255,00 to purchase purchasing new equipment for the classrooms – such as hoists – of the newly built and opened school.

The 37-year-old, who has worked at Young Epilepsy for 11 years, said: “I’m a huge adrenaline junkie and when we got there it was raining and windy which made me worried that we wouldn’t be allowed to go up in the air rather than be scared about it.


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