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Real Housewives of Cheshire Star Rob Lloyd will abseil down The Orbit Tower blindfolded with the The Dreamboys – the world’s largest male dance troupe.
The businessman, who appeared on Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Millionaire’, and revealed last week he was being treated for lymphoma, is going to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park in East London on Thursday (July 1st 2021) blindfolded with the help of members of the super fit dance troupe – The Dreamboys.
Lloyd, 57, is on a marathon 12-month mission to raise funds for the disability charity Sense. He recruited members of the Dreamboys after hearing about a brave brother and sister who were both born with complex disabilities.
Three-year-old Charlie and four-year-old Mia Clucas, are supported at the Sense Family Centre in Peterborough. Born with a rare genetic condition, they are unlikely ever to walk or talk, and will need 24-hour care for the entirety of their life.
Lloyd, who has split with co-star Ester Dee but shares a 5-year-old daughter with the actress, said:”I can’t think of a better way to help children like Mia and Charlie than by doing some eye-catching, daredevil stunts. The Dreamboys were brilliant and didn’t hesitate when I asked for their help so we are all in this together.”
“I’ve already skydived James Bond style, spent a gruelling weekend with the SAS and completed a charity bike ride so this should also be quite an extreme challenge. The Orbit is the UK’s tallest sculpture standing at 80 metres so I hope the lads have got a head for heights! I’m fundraising for Sense and I hope people will donate. I know all the tasks I’ve set myself are a bit madcap, so I’ve called my ‘campaign’ the Sense-less Challenge.”
Ex On The Beach contestant Rogan O’Connor said:”We like a challenge and can’t wait to get cracking on this and supporting the charity. What Rob is doing is remarkable, he deserves our full backing.”
The team, wearing tutus and dressed in orange and purple tights, will take on the UK’s tallest sculpture on Thursday morning at 11am and hope to help raise funds towards the cost of a new centre to help families with complex disabilities in Denbigh, Wales.
THURSDAY 1st JULY, 11 AM – OLYMPIC PARK, STRATFORD
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, ArcelorMittal Orbit, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD
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