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Dad's high rise challenge

PUBLISHED: 11:09 15 April 2010 | UPDATED: 17:48 25 August 2010

CHARITY BID: Raymond with his 16-month-old daughter Bethany.

CHARITY BID: Raymond with his 16-month-old daughter Bethany.

A FATHER who s scared of heights is facing his fears and abseiling down a dizzying 469 feet from the top of the tower of a hospital. Raymond Harris, 35, of Clovelly Road, Bexley, is participating in the abseil despite his fear of heights to raise mone

A FATHER who's scared of heights is facing his fears and abseiling down a dizzying 469 feet from the top of the tower of a hospital.

Raymond Harris, 35, of Clovelly Road, Bexley, is participating in the abseil despite his fear of heights to raise money for Guy's and St Thomas's Charity which supports neo-natal baby services along with child cancer and diabetes sufferers.

He will be descending the tower of Guy's hospital in London Bridge, which is the highest building in Britain which people can abseil.

Mr Harris chose the charity because he was a former patient of the hospital and says he wants to give something back.

He said: "I didn't realise how high the tower was. Hopefully I won't be coming down on a stretcher.

"I'm looking to raise a minimum of £500 for the charity.

"It's something I've wanted to do for a while so I hope it goes well."

Mr Harris will not be alone during the abseil as he is part of a group of 12 people including his wife and her work colleagues who have decided to take the leap on the same day and spur each other on.

reena.kumar@archant.co.uk

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