Stepdad of woman with Cerebral Palsy will take a leap to support Richard House

Published: July 11, 2017

Stepdad of woman with Cerebral Palsy will take a leap to support Richard House

For Dan Stubbs, a bricklayer from Upton Park, abseiling 540ft from one of London’s tallest buildings is the perfect way to show his support for a local charity very close to his heart. Dan will be one of 100 thrill-seekers taking on the challenge and raising vital funds at Richard House’s Broadgate Tower Abseil on Saturday 16th September.

Dan’s 27 year-old Stepdaughter Samantha first came to Richard House at the age of 11, after her Doctor saw that Samantha and her parents needed support. The family were supported for several years at Richard House with respite care in times of strain, as well as help with recovery after operations. Samantha’s Mum, Kerry says, “Samantha would get excited at the top of Richard House Drive, as she knew that within minutes she would be having fun, fun, fun!”

The Broadgate Tower Abseil is an important event in the Richard House calendar, with the money raised going towards the £2 million a year the hospice needs in voluntary donations to continue providing care and support for children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

Dan hopes to raise in excess of £500 for Richard House, and says “I wanted to give back to Richard House for everything they have done for my family. This is my way of saying thank you for their support during that time.”

If you want to be part of the exhilarating Richard House Broadgate Tower Abseil, please visit: richardhouse.org.uk/broadgateabseil