Ab­seil’s dizzy­ing level of su upport

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS - by Clare Mul­grew

MORE than 100 dare­dev­ils took the plunge and raised £16,500 for char­ity on Satur­day when they ab­seiled down Ash­ford’s tallest build­ing. From 10am to about 6pm, 120 vol­un­teers got har­nessed up and shim­mied down Char­ter House for CLIC Sar­gent – a char­ity car­ing for chil­dren and young peo­ple with can­cer. Fund-rais­ing man­ager Dan Pow­ell said: “It’s a real chal­lenge and fan­tas­tic for fund-rais­ing.” The char­ity had to bring the clos­ing date for ap­pli­ca­tions for­ward as it was in­un­dated with peo­ple want­ing to take part in the ab­seil. “We ask them to raise a min­i­mum of £100 but I know some have raised more than £500,” Mr Pow­ell added. The to­tal raised was still in­creas­ing as the Ken­tish Ex­press went to press. Fu­ture CLIC Sar­gent fundrais­ers in­clude a Yummy Mummy cam­paign later this year, whereby moth­ers are en­cour­aged to host pam­per­ing days or wine evenings for friends.

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Jo Henry on her way down

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Rus­sell Sargeant takes huge leaps

John Shy­gle, Rus­sell Sargeant, Ian Jamieson and Toby Whites­man get read

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Jes­sica Cot­ton on her way down

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Film­ing a friend mak­ing the de­scent

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Sarah and Michelle are happy to be to­gether on solid ground again

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Stacey Ban­yard, Donna Michael and Jo Fox from Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil

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Chris Wilkins from es­tate agents Page and Wells

Sarah Grove

Ian Jamies

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Scared? Not me! Andy Bush as he makes his

way down

to take the plunge

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gets ready to go

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goes over

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The team from es­tate agents Page and Wells, who have an of­fice in Kings Pa­rade

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