A courageous group of fundraisers have taken to the cliffs to raise money for Weston Hospicecare. On Sunday, March 4th, fourteen challengers abseiled from the top of Uphill Quarry, overcoming all their fears to conquer the 150 foot drop down the sheer cliff face.
Following on from the ‘Beast from the East’ which had caused major disruptions in the days prior, the event still continued in spite of the rain and the snow still lying on the ground. Challengers took part for a variety of reasons; some tackled the abseil to raise money in memory of a loved one, some volunteers for the hospice took part as a group, and Paul Winspear, our CEO, took on the abseil as a personal challenge to add to the growing list of challenges that he’s tackled for the hospice, which has included walking the Mendip Challenge last year, and taking part in Ride London later this year as well.
Event Fundraiser, Kelsey Dehaney, said: “Our abseil was a fantastic challenge, and we’re very thankful to all our brave participants. Despite the weather, we had a great day, and it’s fair to say the abseilers thoroughly enjoyed themselves after they overcame some understandable nerves!” Take a look at our gallery below, and make sure to share with your friends and family!