For many of us, the idea of abseiling 100ft down a town centre building fills us with fright – however, this Halloween, a Sussex charity is asking local residents to face their fears and join them for a truly terrifying (and exhilarating) spooktacular experience…
On Saturday 31st October, ghouls, ghosts, witches and Draculas will be taking on the 100ft abseil down the Sandman Hotel, Crawley for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust’s latest charity challenge.
The Trust, based in nearby Billingshurst, provides a free specialist service to families of children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor learning difficulties. Their second Halloween event (the first, a fun run last year, which raised £6,500) hopes to raise further funds to aid vital support sessions:
“Last year we held a Halloween fun run which raised £6,500 and everyone loved it,” the charity’s Events Fundraiser, Catherine Bristow said.
“As a charity we know abseil events can be great fundraisers but we wanted to do an abseil with a twist, hence the Halloween theme!”
“We hope to raise £7,000, as this in real terms, would support 35 sessions for the children that attend the School for Parents,” (a scheme that works in partnership with local families to educate their children, who have motor learning difficulties) Catherine adds.
Dare yourself and sign up for this exciting Halloween event by contacting Catherine on: 01403 780444 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fancy dress welcome!