Brave Hornchurch cancer boy Mitchell Huth inspires skydive
A brave Hornchurch boy battling a rare form of cancer has inspired 35 people to sign up for a 15,000 feet skydive.
Natalie Galluzzo has organised the nerve-wracking event in April to raise money for life saving treatment for Mitchell Huth who has neuroblastoma.
Natalie said: “We desperately need to raise as much money as we can for Mitchell.
“I hate to see any child go through what he is at the moment.”
Natalie, who is a friend of Mitchell’s family, came up with the idea of a skydive after the news that the six-year-old had suffered a relapse and his only hope is for treatment abroad.
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It was originally set to be Natalie and friends Davina Linnen and Nikki Russell, but the word soon spread with more people pledging to take part.
She said: “We all used to work with Mitchell’s mum Kristel, but it just started off with the three of us but we all spread the word and we got ten people each.
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“It has now been a massive spread-the-word game and we have 35 people.”
The skydive will take place in Ipswich and Natalie is also appealing for more people to take part in the skydive, as the venue has reserved the day for Mitchell and can fit up to 100 people.
She is also looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor the group.
Natalie has organised a special fun day in aid of Mitchell on Sunday February 5 at the Rainham Social Club, in Upminster Road South, from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Natalie said; “I am absolutely petrified of doing the skydive, but I am just going to shut my eyes and think of Mitchell and that will be the only way I can do it.
“I know that there are lots of children all over the country with cancer, but this is a local boy and we all need to rally together to help.”
To donate or to take part in the skydive, contact Natalie on 07950 598 466.