Abseil to raise cash for boy’s surgery
A YORKSHIRE letting agent has scaled new heights in his attempt to help a nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy walk independently for the first time.
Jon Graham, who works for residential letting specialists Linley & Simpson, took part in a challenge on Ilkley Moor b’aht ‘at – but with a safety helmet as he abseiled down the Cow and Calf rocks.
Thirty-year-old Jon, manager of Linley & Simpson’s branch in Brook Street, joined other agents from across Ilkley in raising money to help send Ben Smithson to America for life-changing surgery.
Jon, who lives at Bramley in Leeds, says: “The Ilkley community is doing what it can to help Ben and his family fulfil their dream and get Ben the surgery.”