91 Year Old Abseils Down Spinnaker

A great grandad from Portsmouth's abseiling down the city's Spinnakar Tower for charity.

91 year old local man, Jack Dixon's, abseiling down the city's iconic building on Saturday 20th April to raise money for the UK children's charity Over The Wall, which helps support seriously ill children and their families.

He's hoping to raise £1500 but as he doesn't have computer access, has been driving around the city himeself, trying to raise money and awareness.

Kevin Mathieson, CEO of Over the Wall said "We put up a small story about Jack on Facebook and had so much interest from our volunteers and supporters that we thought we'd support Jack by using more modern means to help his fundraising efforts.  Hopefully, we can help him raise £1500 to send a seriously ill child to one of our camps."

Over the Wall is a national children's charity which provides FREE therapeutic recreational activity camps for children with life limiting illnesses. Founded by Paul Newman in 1999 the charity runs free camps throughout the UK and over 650 children will attend their special camps this year in the UK.

The great grandad's certainly ready for the challenge; he's flown a plane, skydived and done endless amounts of work for charity. He still works today, as a volunteer walk leader, guiding 10 walks a month. He's also a keen member of a local Curling club and attends line dancing classes twice a week.


Anyone wishing to support Jack and help a seriously ill child attend one of Over the Wall's life changing camps can either donate via his Just Giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/jack-dixon1  

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