Jack, 91, to abseil down Spinnaker Tower for charity


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HE’S 91 – but that hasn’t stopped Jack Dixon setting himself a big challenge.

The daredevil pensioner will abseil down the Spinnaker Tower on Saturday to raise cash for children’s charity Over The Wall.

Jack, who served in the British Army from 1938 to 1945, will become the oldest person to go down the Portsmouth landmark for the worthy cause.

Talking about why he wanted to do it, Jack said: ‘I like a challenge – let’s put it that way.

‘I did a skydive three years ago when I was 88 in Salisbury.

‘When you have been in the army for seven years, I suppose you will have a go at anything.

‘I’m not feeling nervous at all. You just get on with it.’

Jack, of Birdlip Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, keeps active by walking.

He is also a member of a curling club and attends line dancing classes twice a week.

‘Over The Wall has created an online just giving page because I do not use a computer,’ Jack said.

‘I just take my sponsorship form with me wherever I go and collect the money people give to me.’

Jack has so far raised £500 towards his target of £1,500.

To donate visit justgiving.com/jack-dixon1 or text ‘WALL33 £1’ to 70070.