Not all superheroes wear capes, but superhumans wear stripes – at least the superhumans of the Skelmersdale Men-aces do. The 40 strong, unique Northwest football club for adults with learning difficulties, formed in 2009, are going from strength to strength and to help the lads on their way, team manager Carl Eaton and wife Mim are doing something extraordinary.
On the 8th July 2018, at 2pm, Carl will be helped by a team of abseil professionals out of his wheelchair to descend 560 feet down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, alongside wife Mim, to raise money for this unique team to keep on scoring. With a target of £1,000, Carl explains on his Just Giving page that the money will allow the Men-aces to carry on providing rewarding and exhilarating experiences for each team member, such as taking part in the European Football championships in Geneva and a three day tournament in Belfast. These experiences will hopefully allow the lads to bring back more silver wear to their already bulging trophy cabinet.
Carl and Mim are no strangers to fundraising for the Men-aces, completing the Manchester Marathon last year and winning a Queen’s award for Volunteer services, but this abseil really is their biggest challenge yet, due to Carl’s fear of heights! On the day, the Men-aces will be there to cheer Carl and Mim on their way, helping Carl’s tough ascent up and even more tough decent down.
With around half his target raised, could you help Carl, Mim and the Men-aces reach new heights? If so, you can find their Just Giving page at https://www.gofundme.com/aces-over-the-edge.