Parkinson’s abseil for brave Graham

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A Rothwell man is getting ready to step off the top of the world’s tallest permanent abseil tower to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK.

Graham Austin, 58, is taking part in the Parkinson’s UK abseil at the 400ft National Lift Tower in Northampton on Saturday, August 30.

Graham was diagnosed with Parkinson’s seven years ago and says he is determined to continue to live his life to the full.

He added: “Since I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s I met my partner Anne. She’s very supportive of me and my crazy ideas and is currently busy helping collect sponsorship for the abseil.”

Darren Worthy, regional fundraiser for the East Midlands for Parkinson’s UK, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Graham and all of our other abseilers for taking the plunge and supporting us at this event.”

Places are still available for the abseil which takes place between 9am and 5pm.

It costs £25 to register for the abseil and Parkinson’s UK are asking all participants to raise a minimum of £200 sponsorship.

For more information about the fundraiser, phone Darren Worthy on 0844 225 9832.