The chairmen of a veterans’ charity based in Fulham is preparing to take on two daring feats to celebrate its centenary celebrations.

Air Commodore Andy Fryer will be raising money for Stoll by completing the RideLondon 100-mile bike ride and abseiling 540 feet down the Broadgate Tower.

It is the beginning of fundraising drive which is aiming to raise £25 million in the next five years.

This year marks 100 years of the charity delivering its mission to provide a home and support for vulnerable ex-Servicemen and women.

It provides safe accommodation and support that promotes independent living, with veterans of recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan living alongside residents who have served in Second World War , Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

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Mr Fryer, a former Nimrod navigator who has seen action in the Falklands, Balkans and Afghanistan, is excited to be kicking off the fundraising drive.

The RideLondon bike ride takes place on July 31 , and the sponsored abseil will take place in September.

He said: “I can’t wait to take on this double challenge, though I admit I’m a little nervous about dangling 500ft above the city.

“I never fail to be inspired by the amazing impact Stoll has on the lives of vulnerable veterans.

"At present we are struggling to find space for all the people who need our help, so we’ve launched our Centenary Appeal to raise money so we can help more of the ex-servicemen and women who have given so much to our country.”

Last year a Royal visitor dropped into one of the homes run by the charity to meet veterans.

To support Andy’s challenge see his fundraising page .