A man terrified of heights is conquering his fear to support a friend suffering from MS who needs to raise £30,000 for his Collier Row home to be adapted.
Phil Kirby-Dewar, 38, is undertaking a skydive on August 28 to raise money for Neil Abrahams, who was featured in the Recorder in July.
Neil, 38, has been wheelchair-bound since his MS spread to his spine in February and lives in his family’s living room.
Phil, who lives in Hemsby, Norfolk, met Neil and his family five years ago at a holiday park.
He said: “We hit it off straight away, we both have the same sense of humour and bounce off each other, we are like brothers.”
The skydive will be challenging for Phil as when he visited the Grand Canyon with wife Katrina in May, it took him over an hour to move to a metre from the edge.
He added: “I knew by doing a skydive more people would sponsor me and if it helps Neil out it’s worth me facing my fears, as I know he would face his to help me.”
For more information about Neil’s cause or to donate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or search for “Neil’s MisfitS” on Facebook.