A Banbury hair salon manager and her son will be stepping off the top of the Fort Dunlop building in Birmingham to raise money for Heart FM’s ‘Global, Make Some Noise’ charity.
Sandie Beasley and her son Nigel Hillman will be abseiling down the 25 metre building - the height of six double decker buses -on April 22.
Mrs Beasley said: “Well it’s for charity but it’s also something off of the bucket list. I‘m reaching the ‘big six-o’ next year and I thought ‘well you have get through them’.”
Mrs Beasley, who has been manager at the Total Hair Salon on Parson’s Street for the last four years, is not usually one for high-octane endeavours. She said: “I’m a bit mad but I’m not really an adrenaline junkie.”
Her son, a lift engineer by trade, is also an unusual candidate for a 25 metre high abseil.
Mrs Beasley said: “He’s mad like me but he doesn’t like heights.”
Global Make Some Noise is a UK wide charity that gives a voice to small projects supporting disadvantaged children and young people across the country.
The daredevil duo have no fixed amount they want to raise but fundraising so far is going well, including sponsorship from salon owner Stephen Milford.
Mrs Beasley said: “We want to raise as much as we can. The minimum we have to raise is £170 each and that we’ve reached.”
You can sponsor the pair by visiting the salon.