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83-year-old's abseil for charity

An 83-year-old man will be abseiling down the TT Grandstand Tower, all in the name of charity.

Bob Leith, from Laxey will be making the descent from the top of the tower at 10am on Sunday to raise money for Live At Home. 

Also known as 'Super Bob' the Manx man has taken part in a string of courageous fundraising challenges in recent years - including swimming 80 lengths of the NSC swimming pool, and abseiling down Maughold Head.

The abseil will be in memory of his wife Christine, who passed away last year. She was also a loyal Live At Home supporter, and all monies raised will be used to help fund social groups and activities to prevent isolation and loneliness in the elderly. 

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