Help Local Girl Fundraising For Injured Child

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage is calling on residents to support local girl Sophie Cook as she abseils down the Spinnaker Tower. She's raising money for neighbour Alex Jones, who was badly injured in a mountain biking accident

The local 19-year-old signed up for the 330ft challenge following the freak accident which severely injured Alex.

Alex, a 38-year-old dad of two, was out cycling when he fell off his bike and landed awkwardly, badly damaging his spine and leaving him paralysed. He is undergoing rehabilitation at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital and is making good progress.

Sophie hopes that her charity event will raise money for her friend and neighbour following his horrific accident. It will enable the family to adapt their home to allow Alex to return home.