Westminster politicians are familiar with high-pressure situations, but local MP Matthew Offord has signed up for a very different kind of challenge – all in aid of North London Hospice.
The 42-year-old Member of Parliament for Hendon will abseil off the top of the 250ft tall Peel Centre – home of the Metropolitan Police training unit.
Matthew will join many others with a head for heights taking part in the North London Hospice’s 2012 abseiling event. The abseil is still open to anyone who wants to join in this challenge.
When Judi Guy, Fundraising Manager/Legacy Officer and fellow Abseiler, spoke to him he said "Running the London Marathon for the Hospice in 2008 required endurance but the abseil demands overcoming the fear of heights.
Those of us who take part in the abseil will think of the courage the patients display and that will allow us to empathise with them to overcome the fear of the abseil. Both fear and endurance are emotions that patients at the Hospice overcome everyday and this event will allow participants to recognise that."
The specialist end-of-life care charity, which looks after patients from across Enfield, Haringey and Barnet, has places available for an abseil off the top of the 250ft tall Peel Centre in Hendon.
North London Hospice celebrates its 28th anniversary this year.
The charity abseil will take place at the Peel Centre (Metropolitan Police Training School Aerodrome) in Hendon on Saturday 28th April from 9:00 to 5:00.
Places are available now. If you want to join in or find out more, please call the hospice fundraising team on
020 8446 2288
or visit www.northlondonhospice.org.uk to register online.
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