A MOTHER and son duo are set to take to the skies for charity.

Breast Cancer Haven branch manager Di Emmett and son Lee Emmett will strap themselves to a Boeing-Stearman biplane to help both raise awareness of breast cancer, and vital funds for Breast Cancer Haven on October 2.

It receives no government funding and relies on the generosity of community fundraising.

For Di, who has 8 years’ experience as a breast cancer nurse, the wing walk is especially challenging. She is terrified of heights.

”My fears and worries will be short lived,” said Di.

“I see so many bold, courageous women who face fears and worries on a daily basis.”

The cause is one that is deeply personal for the pair.

“Having lost my mum to breast cancer I want to ensure ladies receive all the help they possibly can,” Di said.

“All too often I have heard from women suffering from hair loss, a mastectomy or weight gain, ‘When I look in the mirror I don’t recognise myself’. For me it is about supporting these women find a quality of life again.”

The daredevil team of novice wing walkers have set their sights high, with a target of £10,000.

If you would like to sponsor Di, visit her fundraising page:


For more information about the Breast Cancer Haven, Hereford Wing Walk please contact Rachael Manacchini-Godfrey on 01432 361055.