Sunday 24 June saw 56 brave daredevils abseil 100 feet down the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in aid of CLIC Sargent. Once all the money is collected the event looks set to raise a fantastic £10,000.
Even the weather couldn’t stop these keen fundraisers who not only braved the descent but also the wind and torrential rain that came and went throughout the day. Some individuals taking part had experienced the charity’s services first hand and others, like Jacquie Leaman, CLIC Sargent Young Person’s Social Worker based at the Freeman Hospital, were motivated by the children and young people she supports.
Dee Tyler, Area Fundraising Manager for the North of England at CLIC Sargent, said: “It was a great day for all involved and I want to thank every brave abseiler for going the extra mile for a worthy cause. Each and every person involved - from the hospital staff to the volunteers on the day and in the lead up to the event - has helped make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.”