Spider Man, Queen Elsa and the Hulk to join The Treehouse’s Twilight Walk in Ipswich on October 8

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PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT 13.10.12
Stepping out: An array of fancy dress and stunning costumes as th

NEWS PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT 13.10.12 Stepping out: An array of fancy dress and stunning costumes as the EACH fund-raising Twilight Walk heads down Foxhall Road from Copleston High School in Ipswich on Saturday night

An 11-year-old cared for by The Treehouse in Ipswich is getting ready to join her favourite children’s characters for the hospice’s Twilight Walk next month.

Maisy Kidd-Munnery, from Dovercourt in Essex, had a tough start to life, born nine weeks prematurely by emergency caesarean.

She now lives with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, is blind and has up to 40 seizures a day, and has been receiving support at The Treehouse since 2012.

Now she is preparing to join hundreds of other children in taking part in a three-mile stroll on October 8 which will raise vital funds for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

A magical world filled with Disney princesses, superheroes and the enchanting creatures of Alice in Wonderland will greet participants during the walk, which will start and finish at Copleston High School.

Little Maisy lives with dad Matt, mum Sophie and sister Poppy, six.

Sophie said: “I like these type of events where we can raise a little money and give back something for all of the things The Treehouse make available to us, as well as it being yet another lovely event for us to take part in as a family.

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“My dad is also doing it with us, so is my sister and two of Maisy’s cousins – and I’m still trying to recruit more.” The walk is suitable for children of all ages and participants are being encouraged to dress up.

EACH Suffolk fundraising manager Hannah Walker said: “We hope Maisy’s family will be just one of many taking part. We’re looking for as many Spider-Mans, Hulks, Queen Elsas and Princess Annas to join us as possible.”

Book online or contact the EACH Suffolk Fundraising Team on 01473 276196. The event takes place on October 8 from 6pm-9pm.