Climbing the O2

On a crisp day on Saturday 23rd November, 11 year-old Maisy Wood and her aunt Jade Wood arrived in London to climb the O2. As the sun was setting, they donned harnesses and climbing gear, ready to climb 171ft above the capital for a cause close to their hearts.

Read on to find out why Maisy decided to do this, and what it was like on the day.

"I have suffered from severe anxiety since I was 8. I feel like I’m so much better now and wanted to do something out of my comfort zone and to raise awareness. When I got to the O2 I was a mixture of nervous and excited. No way was I going to back out. When I started to climb I had lots of butterflies and my heart was racing but I loved it. When I got to the top I was so happy because I had made a massive achievement. I also knew that all that money I raised was worth all the nerves."

Maisy smashed her target by raising £585.00 for Heads On. If you want to visit Maisy's JustGiving page and donate, please click here.

All of us at Heads On thank Maisy enormously for her support, and congratulate her on her amazing achievement. It's no surprise she achieved what she did; Maisy comes from a family with fundraising and climbing tall buildings blood in their veins. In September last year, Maisy's aunt Jade abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower and was part of a group that raised over £2,500 for Heads On. Thank you both very much!

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