Mandy Blackler’s Abseil of the Spinnaker Tower – Sunday 27th May
When Mandy was diagnosed with a brain tumour in February 2016, she had no idea that this would lead her to face her fears and set herself an annual challenge.
Having jumped out of a perfectly good plane with the Wight Brainy Bunch last year, what better challenge for 2018 (for someone who is afraid of heights and suffers from vertigo) than abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower!
“As most of you know, on 11th Feb 2016 I was diagnosed with a brain tumour. I was one of the lucky ones who had surgery and not only survived but is now thriving, healthy and happy. Others are not so fortunate, and I certainly valued the help from the Wight Brainy Bunch, a charity to support brain tumour sufferers on the Isle of Wight. I couldn’t have managed without my family and the support of this wonderful charity, and now want to do everything I can to support them. Every year I pledged to do something that will scare the life out of me for this charity – last year I did a skydive; this year I’m abseiling down the Spinnaker on 27th May”
Mandy has been a dedicated supporter of The Wight Brainy Bunch since her surgery and for this challenge she has also enlisted the help of 5 other crazy folk; Lisa Hendy, Nickie Moreton, Craig Bassett, Carol Folwy and Peni Houghton. If you would like to read their stories you can visit their fundraising pages on the links below.
We are very fortunate to have such wonderful supporters and are very grateful that they choose to support The Wight Brainy Bunch.