A STUDENT is abseiling down a giant tower to raise money for a brain injury charity after he lost his dad to an aneurysm in 2012.
Liam Worthington, 20, from Burscough, decided to take up the challenge to raise money for the charity Claire’s Project, after they helped his family come to terms with the loss of his dad John.
John died suddenly aged 40 in November 2012 after suffering a brain aneurysm, leaving his family struggling to cope with their loss.
Liam, his two brothers Jamie, 14, and Ryan, 15, and mum Cath are now working to keep John’s memory alive.
Liam plans to abseil down the 418ft National Lift Tower in Northampton on August 2.
Liam said: “I really wanted to do something to remember my dad and to raise money for the charity.
“Claire's Project helps fund the care and reablement of people who have suffered, strokes, haemorrhages and aneurysms and they fund research into how these things are caused, to hopefully find a better way of diagnosing and treating them, as they are really common, being the second biggest killer of people worldwide.
“Dad’s death had a huge impact on the family as it came completely out of the blue and we never got to say goodbye.
“I’m a keen climber and thought I’d put my talents to use but I’m still quite apprehensive as I’ve never done anything like this before, all my experience is on climbing walls.
“My family are all coming down to help support me which will be great. After this I plan on doing lots more charity events for Claire’s Project over the coming years – it’s something I feel really strongly about.”
Liam is currently studying equine management at Croxteth Park and has dreams of becoming a riding stable manager.
To donate visit: www.justgiving.com/ Liam-Worthington