Father and daughter, Thierry and Emma Leballeur, are set to abseil down Canonteign Falls on 24 September 2017 to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.
Thierry, 63, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in September 2016 and since has appreciated the support from the charity so decided he wanted to give something back. His daughter Emma, 28, wants to support her dad in the event and is looking forward to joining him on the abseil.
“We both had initial targets of £150 but in a matter of days, with the kind support and words of encouragement from family and friends, we had smashed our target, so we are now hoping to raise in excess of £1,500.”
“We are really looking forward to participating in the event together as a father and daughter.”
Melissa Rimell, regional fundraiser at South West Parkinson’s UK, said: “Taking part in an abseil is an exciting way to raise much needed funds to support our work. I’d like to wish Thierry and Emma well with her challenge and invite others to take part in our Canonteign Abseil for a once in a lifetime challenge.
“As the UK’s Parkinson’s support and research charity we’re leading the work to find a cure, and we’re closer than ever. But our work is dependent on donations.”
The two have not yet seen the magnitude of the waterfall but are prepared for the nerves to set in on the day.
You can choose to donate to either Thierry or Emma through their Just Giving pages:
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