Fundraisers from Hornchurch prepare for world record attempt to support friend’s terminally ill son

PUBLISHED: 13:57 16 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:13 16 June 2017

Lucas White at a fundraiser last October.

Lucas White at a fundraiser last October.

Katy White

Four brave fundraisers will be leaping from dizzying heights tomorrow in an attempt to set a new world record in support their friend’s terminally ill son.

Lucas White. Lucas White.

Louise Pickard is one of the brave skydivers and hopes to raise as much money for her friend Katy White’s four-year-old son Lucas, from Hornchurch, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Lucas was diagnosed with DMD, a muscle-wasting and life-limiting disease, in July last year and will require a wheelchair by the age of ten.

The friends will take part in the world record for most tandem jumps completed in 24 hours, at Sibson Airfield in Peterborough, with proceeds going to Muscle Up for Lucas and Action Duchenne.

“Louise, Lauren, Nic and Kerry are four friends who literally are pushing their personal boundaries to raise lots of money for our MuscleUp for Lucas fund,” said Katy.

“This attempt will see each of them face their fears - all for my little superhero, Lucas! They are our superheroes and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.”

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