Brave Abseiler’s raise over £9,500 for Age UK Isle of Wight!

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21 daring fundraisers, experienced an amazing adrenaline rush as they took on a 100-metre descent down the side of Portsmouth’s iconic landmark, The Emirates Spinnaker Tower in aid of Age UK Isle of Wight last June.

 

The event was kindly supported by Hovertravel who provided free travel for our AgeUKIW fundraising team and event participants. The weather was perfect, a clear and sunny day giving spectacular aerial views to all involved!

 

The event raised over an incredible £9,500 for Age UK Isle of Wight, all of which will stay on the Island helping to provide support and companionship to our older Island residents.

 

Pat Sowerbutts, commercial manager at Hovertravel, says:

“Supporting local charitable activities is a key element of Hovertravel’s purpose. As a transport provider we enable access for many reasons, and we are dedicated to making sure that our impact on communities is as positive as it possibly can be.  We salute all the plucky people who took on the Abseil to fundraise for Isle of Wight Age UK and hope they enjoyed the view before or during their adrenaline-filled descent of Spinnaker Tower.”

 

Elisha Leachman, Fundraising Manager at Age UKIW, said:

 

“We are extremely grateful to all of the incredible fundraisers who brave the 100m descent on behalf of our local charity. We are blown away by the amount raised this year with every single one of the participants smashing their own personal targets - Thank you to everyone involved and that helped to support this day to be a success!”

 

You can see images of the fearless fundraisers below and if you are interested in ticking an Abseil this off your bucket list next year please contact Age UKIW’s Fundraising Department by calling (01983) 301340 or by emailing fundraising@ageukiw.org.uk.