05 March 2006

Stop Press - Sponsor Steve!

My mate Steve, over at Wittering Heights, is going abseiling down a very tall, very public building in the centre of Birmingham.

He is doing this to raise money for blind children.

Once upon a time he was a strapping, hunky young man with a devil-may-care attitude and a seemingly indestructible and well formed body to go with. He still has the attitude.

These days, well he's my age, in his mid forties, with a few creaky bits. Plus he got roped into this and his doctor would probably have a heart attack if he knew.

We are talking typical middle aged boss man, physically speaking.

I guess, having run a friend's reputation into the ground, what I am really trying to say is, more than for some 20 year old, this is a BIG DEAL.

So get over there and promise him at least a fiver - so when he's standing at the top of that building next week and shaking at the knees, he doesn't feel like a prat who's doing this for nothing.

You've been told!


Badaunt said...

My little brother did abseiling for a while. I didn't even know what it was, so asked him. He said, "It's like rock climbing, but you only go down."

So what I want to know is this: how do you get UP?

Ally said...

I'm off to visit him. It sounds scary. Is it Terry Pratchett who says "It's not heights that frighten me. It's the depths"?

Cheryl said...

Badaunt - this time I assume theres a lift!

Ally - Didn't he also say "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life"?

Host of Spirits said...

Wow - this is a biggie.

I've met Steve and he's doing his stunt in my home town.

So, if he lets me know when it will be I will go and watch him perform and cheer him on .. and of course I shall sponsor him.