Welwyn Garden City man is just plain ab-seiling!

LOUNGING around on top of high buildings may not seem like an ideal hobby, but for one adventurous man it's a huge pastime. In fact for Stephen Hodges, abseiling 140ft down a cliff to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust is a piece of cake . Dad-of-t

LOUNGING around on top of high buildings may not seem like an ideal hobby, but for one adventurous man it's a huge pastime.

In fact for Stephen Hodges, abseiling 140ft down a cliff to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Trust is a "piece of cake".

Dad-of-two Stephen, of Sweet Briar in WGC, will take the plunge next Saturday (Oct 3) on Sunley House in Croydon, Surrey.

The 59-year-old has so far raised �495 for the leukaemia charity and hopes to raise as much as he can for his eight abseil in 11 years.


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He told the Welwyn & Hatfield Times: "I'm really looking forward to it and hope to raise as much money as possible."

Over the years Stephen, who has been married to wife Barbara for 37 years, has raised around �2,500 for charities such as Childline, Breast Cancer Research, and Arthritis Research.

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The warehouse driver, whose biggest abseil was a 459ft drop down the side of Guy's Hospital in London, added: "I try to do at least one abseil a year to raise money for different charities.

"My first charity event was a skydive for Childline in 1998.

"I will carry on with the charity events for as long as I can and until I run out of buildings!"

The Anthony Nolan Trust helps find donors for people with leukaemia and is the largest and most successful donor register in the UK.

To make a donation to Stephens abseil email him at stephenhodges_b52@yahoo.com

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