Halloween could not have been more terrifying for the brave souls who abseiled 100ft down Crawley’s Sandman Hotel.
All in aid of the Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, zombies, ghouls and devils took to the platform edge, dangling above the crowds of watchers who encouraged them to take a leap of faith.
There was something to keep everyone entertained as down on the ground supporters had the pleasure of meeting and holding the stunning owls from Owls Out and About team.
Catherine Bristow, the charity’s events fundraiser said: “I am absolutely thrilled how the day worked out.
“The sun shone and most importantly the fantastic people who have given up their time and challenged themselves have raised a whopping £3,500.
“I would like to personally thank, not only the amazing abseilers but our sponsor Toyota Motorline, Horsham, Amber Scaffolding, the Sandman Hotel, Rapid Relief Team volunteers, Owls Out and About and Dave Powell from LPG Photographic who simply captured every moment. We could not have done it without them.”
Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity offers an early intervention service for babies and children under five years of age with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties.
At its our School for Parents in Five Oaks, near Billingshurst, families are invited to attend a weekly three hour small group session which is structured to focus on achieving success.
All its services are free and the charity received no statutory funding meaning it has to raise £500,000 each year to enable it to continue helping the families, babies and children who rely on the service.
To find out more about the charity’s work go to www.dvlcc.org.uk
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