A DAVENTRY man who admits he is ‘extremely’ scared of heights is set to abseil down a 400ft lift tower on Saturday.
Mike Tobin, who runs All Aspects Care with his wife Nina, will make the descent of the 418ft National Lift Tower, in Northampton, to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Mr Tobin, from Thirlmere Close on Drayton, said: “I got a message through on Thursday last week saying there was an opportunity to do this, and I thought ‘why not?’ and went for it.
“The problem is I’m extremely scared of heights.
“I went up on to a flat roof over Christmas and that was frightening enough!
“Hopefully the weather will be good, but someone said if it’s too windy you can always abseil down the inside of the tower!”
All Aspects Care, also based in Daventry, offers home care, specialising in dementia and nutrition.
Mr Tobin decided to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society as the care company already has good links to the charity, and is one close to the hearts of many of the clients, and families they help.
He said: “I had to raise a set figure to take part, but already in less than a week I’ve beaten that. Already I’ve got £300 of sponsorship, which is fantastic.”
To sponsor Mr Tobin go to www.justgiving.com/allaspectscare.