In a moment of what he described as “un-youthful enthusiasm”, Richard Thompson, a senior account manager with Capital volunteered to abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge on Saturday 6th June in aid of MacMillan Cancer Relief.
Richard explains that having been in the Edinburgh Diving Club in his younger days, albeit not Tom Daley standard, he has always enjoyed a bit of a challenge and in addition to the high diving he has already has parachuting and bungee jumping “under his belt”!
So, when he discovered this Abseil Challenge, he thought it would be an excellent opportunity to support this very worthy cause. Having lost his own mother to cancer some years ago, he can personally relate to the suffering caused by the disease and he knows that all monies raised will be put to good use.
All of us know someone who has been affected by cancer and more than one in three of us will get cancer. For those it will be their toughest fight and MacMillan are there to support those people affected through their times of loneliness and isolation. This is where MacMillan supports you and your family with their nurses and staff on hand to guide you through treatment and benefits that you are entitled to.
Douglas Macmillan established the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer in 1911. Douglas wanted advice and information to be provided to all people with cancer, homes for patients at low or no cost, and voluntary nurses to attend to patients in their own homes. In 1997 they changed their name to MacMillan Cancer Relief.
If you would like to sponsor Richard in his Abseil Challenge then please visit his “just giving” page. Richard would like to thank you all for your support.