Emily, 15, goes over the top for a good cause
An Ashford teenager will be jumping 200ft off the O2 arena on Saturday to raise money for a children’s hospital.
Emily Phillips, 15, from South Willesborough, will be raising the cash for Great Ormond Street Hospital – a charity she says is very close to her family’s hearts.
The Folkestone School for Girls pupil said: “My brother Jakey was looked after there before he died and I hope to give just a little back for the work they did with him and my family.”
Jakey was just three years old when he died of a cardiac arrest.
He would have been 22 this year and sadly passed away before Emily was born.
Emily added: “It was thanks to Great Ormond Street Hospital that my brother stayed alive for as long as he did and I know how important a place it is to my family.”
When asked about the bungee jump, she said: “I’m a little bit nervous and a little bit excited, I think I’m mostly looking forward to it!”
Nan Daphne said she’s incredibly proud of her granddaughter and while she would be going along to support, she wouldn’t be watching.
She said: “She’s a daredevil! I shall be watching with my eyes closed.
“I am a bit nervous for her but she’s done something a bit similar before and came away laughing and joking so I’m sure she’ll be fine.
“But there’s no way you’d catch me doing something like that!”
To support Emily’s jump, visit www.justgiving.com/Emily-Phillips16.
Emily Phillips will be doing a bungee jump for Great Ormond Street Hospital