Tooting mum cartwheels around Franciscan Primary School in Tooting

Judy Ireland

Judy Ireland

First published in News Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A fundraising mum went head-over-heels for Sport Relief.

Judy Ireland, 40, cartwheeled around her son’s school to raise money for the charity.

Wandsworth Guardian:

The mother-of-four, who threw in the odd roly-poly for good measure, took seven minutes to make it round the grounds of at Tooting’s Franciscan Primary School, at 4pm on Thursday.

Ms Ireland wanted to raise money for Sport Relief after her 12-year-old niece Morgan Smith had cancer diagnosed.

A germ cell tumour was discovered in her stomach that turned malignant.

Fortunately it was removed in August and Morgan has fully recovered.

After completing her final cartwheel, she said: "I’m really dizzy, I feel like I’ve been on the waltzers for a week.

"My ribs feel like I’ve just done ten rounds with Ricky Hatton."

Wandsworth Guardian:

Her three-year-old son Logan is in the first year of the school’s nursery, and her 18-year-old daughter Lacee was also a pupil there.

Both of her children were there to witness the challenge.

Wandsworth Guardian:

She dressed in a illuminous pink wig and pink shorts, and staff laid out mats to make sure she had a soft landing.

The charitable mum, who lives in Tooting, managed to raise £180.
 


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