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Walsall Hospice hits the heights with a charity abseil event

Posted 26th February 2010.

Walsall Hospice is hoping that brave souls with a head for heights will test their nerves at a charity abseil down the towns New Art Gallery in June.

The fundraising team at the independent charity is hoping the event on Saturday, June 19, will rope in plenty of daring people across the borough and raise vital cash.

The Hospice, which is being built as part of the palliative care centre in Goscote Lane, Goscote, is set to open early next year. But it needs to raise £1.5 million for equipment and initial running costs.

It is the second time that fundraisers have abseiled down the 30-metre tower in aid of the hospice, which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Cheryl Bradburne, head of fundraising at Walsall Hospice said: Its a great opportunity to get a birds eye view of Walsall town centre and raise essential funds for our hospice.

Whilst the plucky participants will get a t-shirt to show who they are supporting, we are also hoping people will come in fancy dress to add some extra fun to the event. So, we need as many people as possible to take part and to cheer on the intrepid abseilers. It promises to be a great day.

It costs just £30 to register and participants are asked to try to raise at least £75 in sponsorship. You can register for the event up until June 7 but, the sooner you sign up, the sooner you will receive your fundraising pack.

No experience is necessary because anyone taking part will receive full training beforehand, but anyone under the age of 16 will have to have parental consent.

For more information on the charity abseil visit www.walsallhospice.org.uk or contact the fundraising team on 01922 423578.