Daredevils wanted to abseil 100ft from Meldon Viaduct for children with cancer (From This is The West Country)
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Daredevils wanted to abseil 100ft from Meldon Viaduct for children with cancer
10:10am Wednesday 11th June 2014 in Devon
THIS September is set to be a huge month for CLIC Sargent, as the charity aims to make a larger than before impact to increase local awareness of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
To fire start their ambitions, CLIC Sargent will be hosting the Dartmoor Drop, a sponsored 100ft free-fall abseil, at Meldon Viaduct.
Join CLIC Sargent’s daring abseil and descend 100ft from Meldon Viaduct and make a huge difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families.
Test your nerves and take a step off the viaduct into fresh air, down through the Okement River valley. Experience the feeling of freefall as you abseil 100ft through some of Devon’s finest countryside.
The Dartmoor Drop will see 80 brave souls descend a nail-biting 100ft from the Meldon Viaduct individually or in teams on 6th and 7th September 2014.
Georgina Reed at CLIC Sargent, says: “Taking part in the Dartmoor Drop is a great way to challenge yourself and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer at the same time. I would encourage people to sign up as soon as possible, as places are limited.”
The abseil is open to anyone aged 16 or over and people can take part individually or in teams of 4. Each participant is required to pay a registration fee of £15 and raise a minimum of £150 sponsorship.
CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical and emotional support for children and young people with cancer, and their families, from the point of diagnosis.
All proceeds from the abseil will help CLIC Sargent provide vital services, including nurses and care professionals in Devon and Cornwall, grants to help families meet extra costs and free ‘Home from Home’ accommodation close to the main children’s cancer centres.
For more information about the event, or to request a registration pack please contact Georgina Reed on 01392 314672 or visit http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/dartmoor-drop
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