A TEAM of 40 volunteers will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in aid of a Worthing based breast cancer support group on Sunday, June 28.
Ross Denby and 39 others will be taking part in their ‘One Tower’ event in Portsmouth to raise vital funds for Butterflies Breast Care Support Group.
At least two of the participants have had breast cancer, while all those taking part have been touched by the illness in some way.
Ross’s wife Carol was diagnosed with breast cancer two and a half years ago.
“She is now coming out the other side of the physical illness but it is something that can never be put behind us as it is always a worry.”
“During her illness, Carol received treatment at six hospitals, and she was an inpatient at two of those.”
“She received fantastic care by all concerned, and that being the case, we now want to give something back and to that end we have organised the abseil.”
“Butterflies Breast Care Support Group are attached to Worthing Hospital’s Breast Care Unit, and we feel that this is a very worthwhile yet little known charity.”
“This is not about me or my wife - this is all about an illness that can really devastate a person’s life, relationships and families.”
“When all is said and done, I would rather abseil 100m down the Spinnaker Tower than be given a diagnosis of cancer.”
To support Ross and the team of volunteers in their ‘One Tower’ abseil, you can donate at www.justgiving.com/Ross-Denby/.
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