A hospice staff member is set to abseil 141ft down an historic clock tower to raise funds for the charity – despite having a fear of heights.
Matt Jackson, Senior Family Support Practitioner at St Richard’s Hospice, will scale the heights of Abberley Hall clock tower on Saturday, March 30.
The 39-year-old’s wife Tracey is also taking on the challenge and the couple will be cheered on by their two children, family and friends.
“As it is my big 4-0 this year I really wanted to challenge myself and do something right outside my comfort zone,” said Mr Jackson, who lives in Cookley.
“I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I have always had a fear of heights – which has become worse the older I’ve got. I would really like to try and conquer my fear!”
The pair are hoping to raise as much as possible for St Richard’s Hospice – and have already beat their target of £150.
Mr Jackson’s role at the hospice includes overseeing the Family Support Team’s social and therapeutic group work programme, managing the team’s volunteers and community volunteer service.
He said: “I am very privileged to work for St Richard’s and to see the wonderful support and care patients and families receive.
“I see on a daily basis how money raised benefits our patients and families.”
On the day, participants will abseil down the Grade II listed clock tower guided by an expert instructor – taking in beautiful views of the countryside.
To support the couple’s fundraising, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/matthew-jackson27
To find out more about the Abberley Abseil challenge, or to sign-up, visit strichards.org.uk/abberley-abseil
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