Flying high to raise funds for Henry Allen Trust

MPMC Henry Allen Appeal
MPMC Henry Allen Appeal

A group of 22 ‘dare-devils’ are taking part in a ‘Fly High With Henry’ sky dive this weekend.

The group, members of Team Henry, will take part in the event at Peterborough on Saturday to raise money for the Henry Allen Trust.

The Trust was set up by Mark and Dawn Allen, of Bletchley, to ‘create smiles and memories’ for children and their families in memory of their son Henry. Little Henry, four, captured the hearts of the city with his brave battle against child cancer neuroblastoma. He sadly passed away in October 2013.

Lisa Smith, one of the organisers of the sky dive, said: “The trust is very close to my heart, as I became very close to the family when everyone was trying to raise funds for Henry’s treatment. I became the Appeals official photographer, so Henry was a big part of my life last year.

“I am scared of flying so this is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to push myself to do. I feel for what the little ones fighting cancer go through, this is nothing. The Trust is about making wishes and dreams come true to all those poorly children.

“We all came together as a community for a very special little man who touched all our hearts. He was an advanced soul, much older than his years, and in the short time he was here, he made a tremendous difference. “He brought together hundreds who shared compassion and a caring nature, he brought together a team of individuals who became a family.

“His last words to his amazing parents were for them to set up a charity to make sure other children with cancer who were suffering as he did, got to smile and forget their worries (just for a time) by making sure their wishes came true

“To make Henry’s last wish come true, I am pushing myself to limit and facing all my fears to jump 15,000ft out of a plane travelling at 200mph to the ground.”

To sponsor Lisa visit or visit her just giving page.