A MAN who is to hurl himself over a 200ft-high dam wall is not a sandwich short of a picnic.
For 22-year-old Furkh Usman will be dressed as a sandwich when he abseils down Baitings Dam, near Ripponden, next month.
He is taking part - along with many other volunteers - to raise money for the Kidney Research UK charity.
And he's going dressed as a sandwich because he works as a `sandwich artist' at the three Subway sandwich shops in Huddersfield.
Furkh, of Lockwood. said: "I used to be really scared of heights, so I don't quite know how I'll feel when I'm standing at the top of the dam.
"But I've done one abseil before, which was 70ft in the Lake District for Action For The Blind."
Furkh chose Kidney Research because his mum, Fazilat Parvez, has kidney problems.
He'll be joined on the abseil by two other sandwiches, 22-year- old Edward Noble, of Highfields, and Garholt Lau, who is also 22 and lives in Leeds.
All have been sponsored by Subway.
Kidney Research UK wants 240 people to take part in the abseil down Baitings Dam on Sunday, May 21.
The registration fee of £10 includes a T-shirt. People must raise at least £75 (£50 for under-18s) in sponsorship.
Abseil experts will be on hand to give people all the support they need.
Kidney Research UK's community fundraising manager for West and South Yorkshire, Louise Holland, of Golcar, said: "We have done abseiling down the dam for the last two years and it has proved very popular.
"Doing the event dressed as a sandwich may give other people ideas about wearing fancy dress."
For more information, phone Louise on 01484 645008 or email louiseholland@kidney researchuk.org