After being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in August 2013, Jason now uses a wheelchair but this hasn’t deterred him from doing some heart-stopping challenges. Having taken on the longest zip line in Europe, parasailed in Turkey, driven at Silverstone in a Formula One-style racing car and most recently, reached the summit of Mount Snowdon in his all-terrain wheelchair his next challenge is to abseil from the Humber Bridge.
The Humber Bridge, near Kingston upon Hull, is a 2,220-metre single-span suspension bridge, which opened to traffic on 24th June 1981. At high tide it stands 185.5 metres above the water.
The money raised will be shared equally between the MND Association and The Fire Fighters Charity. Jason’s connection with the firefighting community was forged when five firefighters from Bridlington fire station in Humberside travelled at their own expense to Edinburgh to “bank” their voices for his speech communication equipment, so he could retain his natural Yorkshire accent.
The abseil takes place on 10th September where Jason will be cheered on by his wife, Elizabeth, and daughters, Lilly (5) and Poppy (4).
You can donate here via Jason’s donation page.