Sponsor me to jump off Jumbo

Ben in front of Jumbo

Here’s hoping that a) the jump is a success and b) Jumbo soon becomes a ‘restaurant in the sky’

I’m chucking myself off ¬†Jumbo, Colchester’s¬†Victorian water tower, in aid of mental health charity MIND.

Thrill-seekers will see me on top of this colossus (‘Jumbo’), attached to a abseiling rope, on Saturday 28 September 2013. I’ll let you know the exact time as soon as I do.

I’ve abseiled only once before. Down a very small rock face in the Lake District.

I got to the bottom to find everyone else had packed up and gone to the pub, leaving me behind. Fortunately I had a copy of the Daily Telegraph to keep me amused until someone realised.

So if you can make it along to point and wave, you’d be most welcome.

And better still, if you can spare a few quid for MIND, please sponsor me.

Sponsor me!