Team of 6 take on UK’s highest free-fall abseil

Published on: Thursday 30 Aug 2018 at 09:33

#TeamStClare have bravely taken on a 262ft free-fall abseil in aid of St Clare Hospice!

A team of six brave hospice supporters have successfully completed the UK’s highest free-fall abseil challenge in aid of St Clare Hospice.

On Saturday 25th August 2018, six local people free-fall abseiled down Stratford’s Orbit Tower in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which stands at 262ft high and also boasts a record of the UK’s tallest sculpture.

Once all sponsorship money has been collected, it is expected that #TeamStClare will have raised over £2,500 in vital funding for St Clare. That’s enough to fund more than 20 days of vital physiotherapy support to patients at the Hospice or in their own homes, empowering individuals to achieve their goals and remain independent for as long as possible.

Taking on the challenge on #TeamStClare was:

Stacey Towler (42, from Brentwood) – Compassionate Neighbours Manager at St Clare Hospice

Rose Morris (64, from Harlow) – a Day Therapy volunteer for St Clare Hospice

Mark Salter (51, from Harlow)

Pia Young – (78, from Stansted)

Selina Young – (20, from Stansted)

Laura Richardson – (23, from Bishops Stortford)

Emma Broadbent, St Clare Hospice’s Challenges and Events Fundraiser, said:

“Congratulations to everyone on Team St Clare who completed the Orbit Abseil challenge on 25th August! We are so very proud of each of you – abseiling from the Orbit Tower is no easy feat, so we are honoured that you have taken on this incredible challenge to raise vital funding for our hospice! Thank you so much to each of you, and to everyone who sponsored the team and donated to St Clare. It’s with your support that we’re able to do what we do – so you should all feel very proud that you have helped to make a difference in tour local community!”

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