Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I am hoping to raise £3,000,
for the Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Fire Fighter's Charity.
On the 10th September 2017, I will be attempting to abseil off the
Humber Bridge. The Humber Bridge is a whopping 7,283 feet or 2,220 metres long (making it the eigth longest single span suspension bridge in the world) and approx 608 feet or 185.5 metres above the
water at high tide.
This would be a challenge for anybody, but it will be especially
challenging for me, as I have Motor Neurone Disease. I can no longer walk, wash, dress or feed myself and need round the clock care, but I'm not going to let a little thing like that stop me! So I
have enlisted the help of the Fire Service.
Why do I want to raise money for these two charities? Well the first is
fairly obvious, I have MND and the Motor Neurone Disease Association is the largest charity in the UK to support people with MND.
The second is a little more complicated. firsty the Fire Service are
kindly supporting me with my lastest challenge. secondly, for those of you who don't know 90% of people with MND lose the ability to speak and my voice is becoming very weak. last year I appealed for
men with a Yorkshire accent to come forward and donate their voices to give me a new voice. Among others, a group of Fire Fighter's from Bridlington Fire Station travelled to a clinic in Edingburgh
(at their own expense) to donate their voices. How amazing! So I want to give something back.
The Fire Fighter's charity provide support for fire fighter's who are
injuried, ill or need psycholgical support to come to terms with the trauma they have witnessed. We were all horrified by the Grenfell Tower fire disaster, but many more would have lost their lives
if it wasnt for the heroic actions of our Fire Fighter's.
So Please help; I know many of you have supported me before, but please
consider donating again and supporting these great charities. Thank you so much.
Now for the boring, but important bit. Through Virgin Money Giving, you
can sponsor me and your donation will go straight to my chosen charities. Virgin Money Giving will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.
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