Knowle woman faces fear of heights for 50th birthday celebrations in honour of Parkinson's UK - The Solihull Observer
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Knowle woman faces fear of heights for 50th birthday celebrations in honour of Parkinson's UK

Sarah Mason 1st May, 2018

ABSEILING down a hotel probably wouldn’t top birthday celebrations of someone who is afraid of heights.

But that’s exactly how Yvonne Manders will be marking her 50th birthday as she attempts to raise money for charity.

She will be taking on the 200 foot drop down the side of the Holiday Inn Express, one of Birmingham’s tallest buildings, in aid of Parkinson’s UK on June 10.

Yvonne, from Knowle, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be a part of this fantastic event and couldn’t be more excited to spend my 50th birthday 200ft in the air for Parkinson’s UK! It’s truly a wonderful cause that we are proud to be involved with.”

All the money raised from the event will fund research to help to find a cure and improve the lives of the 12,329 people in the West Midlands living with disease.

Gayle Kelly, Regional Fundraiser, Parkinson’s UK, said: “We’d love you to join Yvonne and Parkinson’s UK by taking the plunge this June.

“Please help us raise funds to run our services that support people who are living with Parkinson’s, and our research to find better treatments and a cure.”

To sign up for the abseil visit www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/birmingham-snow-hill-abseil or email fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk for a booking form.

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