Sunday July 26 is your opportunity to abseil down Peacehaven Cliffs with family, friends or colleagues. Get a bird’s eye view of the channel from the top of rocky cliffs before you abseil 115ft down the chalk face to the ground below.
The Abseil is a sponsored challenge in aid of the Martlets Hospice, and could provide a great team building opportunity for local businesses and organisations whilst at the same time raising vital funds for the local charity.
Absolutely no experience is needed to take part; just a sense of adventure, a head for heights and nerves of steel. Despite the height of the abseil, it is a well-used route with permanent bolts on it and it is open to anyone aged 8 to 80. All equipment will be provided and experienced instructors will ensure that it is a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone taking part.
Speaking about the event, organiser Clem Hunnisett said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this fundraising challenge. Although it is a physical event, it is something that anyone can do, and we’d love to see more teams of families or colleagues sign up.”
Last year, Claire Docteur along with her husband Kenny and her sister Tracey Colwell took part, and raised over £300 for the Martlets. Claire said: “When I first mentioned it to Kenny, he laughed and then agreed – why not! It’s an amazing achievement and an incredible experience.”
The registration fee for the event is £20 and the Martlets are asking everyone who takes part to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. As the Martlets receive less than a third of its funding via the NHS it relies on fundraising to provide its services free to local people when they need them.