Brian Tennant


Brian's our oldest abseiler at 81!

Brian Tennant has become our oldest abseiler after taking on the National Lift Tower abseil challenge in September to raise money for the hospice.

After abseiling the 400ft tower he said: "It was a great experience and I was able to relive memories of over 60 years ago when I first abseiled during my National Service in the Royal Artillery.

My wife, Leonor, has MND and the team at Cynthia Spencer provided loving care for 6 weeks until she moved to a rest home. I really wanted to reward the hospice's kindness and decided to leap off a 400ft tower at the end of a rope and hope that good people would support me! I believe that we raised over £1200 and a big thank you to all who contributed. 

I would recommend abseiling down the Northampton tower for the hospice should be added to the bucket list of things to do possibly before you are 81 yrs old. Further recommendations are that before you are 21 yrs attend a first aid course, donate blood and cook a meal for your Mum and Dad!" Wise words, thanks Brian!

Fancy taking on an abseil just like Brian or another challenge? Visit our challenge pages and see what you could do to raise money for the hospice!