Brave Ja­son set to de­scend down the Hum­ber Bridge

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A ter­mi­nally ill man is to com­plete his next dar­ing chal­lenge by ab­seil­ing down the Hum­ber Bridge.

Ja­son Liver­sidge faced a dev­as­tat­ing di­ag­no­sis in 2013 that has left him un­able to walk due to mo­tor neu­rone dis­ease.

How­ever, the 41-year-old, who suc­cess­fully climbed Mount Snowdon in his wheel­chair, is to take on the unique ex­pe­ri­ence of de­scend­ing down the fa­mous Hum­ber Bridge with the help of the fire ser­vice and wife Liz.

The for­mer Scar­bor­ough Col­lege pupil said: “Lo­gis­ti­cally it is by far the hard­est chal­lenge, but I think men­tally and phys­i­cally it is the eas­ier than climb­ing Mount Snowdon which took an ex­tra­or­di­nary amount of en­durance. I have com­plete faith in the fire Ser­vice and the safety pre­cau­tions that they have put in place. So I feel that it’s a case mind over mat­ter.”

It has been six months in the plan­ning for adren­a­line junkie Ja­son with spe­cial per­mis­sion needed by the Hum­ber Bridge Board.

He is hop­ing to raise £3,000 for the Mo­tor Neu­rone Dis­ease As­so­ci­a­tion and the Fire Fighter’s Char­ity, after fire­fight­ers from Bridling­ton helped Ja­son to pre­serve his speech by do­nat­ing their voices.

A fam­ily fun day will also take place with a fire en­gine, raf­fle, tombola, rock paint­ing, bouncy cas­tle, sweets, Cap­tain Amer­ica and much more near the the Coun­try Park Inn pub in Hull. A silent auc­tion will also take with de­tails at

Any­one wish­ing to spon­sor Ja­son should visit http://bit. ly/2x90xp5

Ja­son Liver­sidge and his wife Liz will both ab­seil on Sun­day.

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