Man scared of heights skydiving to raise money for Collier Row friend suffering from MS

PUBLISHED: 08:00 05 August 2013

Phil Kirby-Dewar facing his fear of heights at the Grand Canyon in May

Phil Kirby-Dewar facing his fear of heights at the Grand Canyon in May


A man terrified of heights is conquering his fear to support a friend suffering from MS who needs to raise £30,000 for his Collier Row home to be adapted.

MS sufferer Neil Abrahams with his wife LizMS sufferer Neil Abrahams with his wife Liz

Phil Kirby-Dewar, 38, is undertaking a skydive on August 28 to raise money for Neil Abrahams, who was featured in the Recorder in July.

Neil, 38, has been wheelchair-bound since his MS spread to his spine in February and lives in his family’s living room.

Phil, who lives in Hemsby, Norfolk, met Neil and his family five years ago at a holiday park.

He said: “We hit it off straight away, we both have the same sense of humour and bounce off each other, we are like brothers.”

The skydive will be challenging for Phil as when he visited the Grand Canyon with wife Katrina in May, it took him over an hour to move to a metre from the edge.

He added: “I knew by doing a skydive more people would sponsor me and if it helps Neil out it’s worth me facing my fears, as I know he would face his to help me.”

For more information about Neil’s cause or to donate, email or search for “Neil’s MisfitS” on Facebook.

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