Brave Malachi’s bucket list challenge

Brave Malachi’s bucket list challenge

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Malachi Tyler

A youngster with an incurable brain tumour has ticked off another challenge on his personal bucket list by abseiling the 100ft water tower at Salomons Estate.

Dressed in a Spiderman outfit from Smiffys, seven-year-old Malachi Tyler, who is blind as a result of his condition, was accompanied on his descent on Monday by Brian Bissell, who organised the adventure.

Mr Bissell said: “We’ve had a tremendous amount of support, including the staff at Evolution Indoor Climbing in Crowborough who donated their time to giving Malachi his training.”

It is the latest achievement for the Tunbridge Wells youngster who suffers from genetic condition neurofi bromatosis, which causes tumours to grow on his nerves.

Malachi has also been able to try driving a train, on a South West Trains simulator, and being a policeman for the day with the Metropolitan Police.

Andrew Daniells of Salomons said: “It was humbling to watch someone who has already overcome so many obstacles in his short life take on a challenge that would have been too much for many other people.

“We are so pleased to have been able to help make one of Malachi’s dreams come true.”