Tony O’Flaherty, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Wandsworth and Putney is planning to abseil down London’s iconic Battersea Power Station on 19th November despite suffering an horrific climbing accident 15 years ago.
When Tony O’Flaherty and his climbing partner decided to abseil down the Penon Ifach in Calpe, Spain, they did not expect the rock face to crumble away, sending Tony falling 60 feet.
Tony was rushed to hospital suffering from many serious injuries including a broken back, partial paralysis, fractured skull and a pierced lung. Fortunately, he pulled through, and is now planning another abseil.
Owner of at-home care company, Home Instead, Tony has been practicing at the Crystal Palace national sports stadium in order to calm his nerves in preparation for the big day.
Tony commented, “This was the first time I trusted my full weight on a rope since my fall. It was truly perturbing!” However, he hopes that with a bit more practice, he will join the ‘High Voltage Abseil’ and descend down Battersea Power Station without a hitch.
Tony hopes to raise much needed funds for The Stroke Association in the process. He continued, “Strokes are the third biggest killer in the UK and so I feel it is important to raise money so that the Association can continue their vital research.”
Home Instead Senior Care Wandsworth and Putney are rapidly building a reputation as one of the leading South London domiciliary care companies specialising in elderly care. Our unique home care service is tailored to the needs of individual clients with companionship, home help, personal care, meal preparation, housekeeping, respite care and specialist dementia and Alzheimers care. The continuity of care which arises from always sending the same carers helps client and carers to build strong relationships. Also catering for the needs of those with physical and learning disabilities, the service provides carers who encourage and support people to lead an independent life in their own home.
For more information about Home Instead Senior Care Wandsworth and Putney, please call 0208 871 0006 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/wandsworth