A cancer survivor has completed an “exhilarating” flight strapped to the top of a plane after being given the all clear.

Helen Morley, 62, took part in the “wing walk” after being treated for breast cancer at the Horizon centre in Brighton and being told her cancer is in remission.

Now, Helen has taken to the skies for the walk and raised thousands of pounds for a cancer charity in what she said felt “like nothing I’ve ever experienced”.

The Argus: Helen in the airHelen in the air (Image: Helen Morley)

Helen, from Peacehaven, said: “It was exhilarating and I felt really great. I didn’t feel nervous at all and it was just beautiful looking at the countryside and seeing it from that height.

“It felt like I was only up there for a minute and people said it was a brave thing to do but I was so focused on the fundraising that it didn’t affect me at all.


“I don’t know what the money raised will be used on but I know it will be used well. I know from first-hand experience that the support really helps make the experience a bit easier to go through.”

Helen completed the wing walk on Monday, May 22, where she was strapped to a bi-plane and flown around for around 15 minutes.

She was supported by her niece, Alex, who also took to the skies with Helen on the day.

The wing walk involved flying at around 100ft off the ground at speeds of up to 110mph.

So far, the event has raised over £3,000 which will be given to Sussex Cancer Fund.

The fund helps to provide a comfortable room for people going through chemotherapy as well as funding other forms of support such as massages for cancer patients.

Sussex Cancer Fund recently provided over £1 million worth of refurbishments to the Sussex Cancer Centre in Brighton's Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The fund also helps to support research into cancer and cancer treatments with all of the money helping to support patients in the county.