What is happening
On the 12th of April i will be doing a suspended strait jacket escape from Emirates Spinnaker Tower, the tallest building in the UK with people access outside London. This is during the Easter holidays and people from miles around will be able to observe this crazy and daring stunt.
Some scary details and information about the escape
- The stunt is taking place 100 metres above sea level.
- I will be doing this without a helmet or head protection.
- The stunt has had to be covered by 3 different insurance companies due to the various aspects and people involved in the setting up of the escape and dangerous nature of what I'm doing. It has been 3 years in the planning and has been mainly kept quiet until the last 9 months.
- I will be suspended upside down for the duration of the escape which we estimate could take up to 5 minutes for me to actually escape the jacket.
- The escape requires 2 harnesses a guide rope and a rope for the jacket to prevent it falling to the ground. Almost half a kilometre in ropes.
- This has never been done from the tower before and to my knowledge despite a lot of research i don't know of any strait jacket escapes this high performed from a building.
- You will be able to observe me through the glass floor on the main viewing platform as the event is being done from the centre of the tower for the best viewing of the general public.
The important bit
I've been wanting to do something of value for Clic Sargent for a few years now, not only are they an incredible charity but one very close to my heart. In 2010 a close friend of mine, Dan Bryant, passed away after a 6 month battle with cancer at the age of only 21. Clic Sargent were of huge help to his family and loved ones and maintained contact and support even after his death. Their support has always been highly praised by everyone who knew Dan and it is time to give something back to help other families and young people going through the experience of cancer.
Your donations will help improve the lives of these people.
This is something that has been an idea floating around for quite a few years now and is finally going to happen. After much research and financial hurdles the event is all ready to go and fully funded. All we need now is donations from you to help make this a success in its main purpose. To raise money for a cause that will improve the lives of people who need it the most.
When cancer strikes young lives CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes beyond their health. Today, 11 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. CLIC Sargent will fight tirelessly for them, individually, locally and nationally, so that they can focus on the important things.To find out more visit www.clicsargent.org.uk.