Why take part in Blue Skies’ Summer Solstice Abseil? Mark’s story…

Pathology Manager, Mark Wrigley

Want a good reason to take part in our Summer Solstice Abseil?  If so, then here’s Mark’s Story…

Pathology Manager Mark Wrigley has worked at Blackpool Victoria Hospital since 1978.

He may be afraid of heights and has never abseiled before, but Mark has a great reason to complete this mission in aid of Blue Skies Hospitals Fund.

In December 2012, Mark was involved in a major motorway crash, which left him with life threatening injuries and kept him in ITU for two weeks. This near death experience has left him with a completely different outlook on life.

He said: “If there is a challenge in life, you’ve just got to do it.

“It will be an experience bauble that I will hang on my life’s Christmas tree. I want my tree to be so full that it falls over.”

Mark was sold on the idea of taking part in the abseil after calling into the Blue Skies office to borrow something.

He said: “Ann Hedley from Blue Skies said that I could borrow an exhibition stand, but only if I signed up for the abseil!”

You will be able to spot Mark on June 21 as he will be wearing a Spiderman costume which is his step-grandson’s favourite superhero.

You can be a superhero too by challenging yourself and raising money for YOUR local charity.

Telephone Nicci Hayes from the Blue Skies team on 01253 9 57904 or email her at: Nicci.Hayes@bfwhospitals.nhs.uk to find out more.

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