Gutsy grandad to be a hero for CLIC Sargent

A gutsy grandfather is braving new heights with a charity abseil, taking place in the heart of the Dorset community on Saturday 19 March for CLIC Sargent.

Roy Lock, 75, has decided to challenge himself to the first ever CLIC Sargent Bournemouth Hero-Abseil, a superhero themed abseil taking place at St Peter’s Church. 

Roy will be dressing up as a Power Ranger for the day, and showing all the young ones just how it’s done!

Roy Lock said: “I have two healthy grandchildren which I am grateful for but know of other families which are not so lucky and realise more funding available more help can be given.”

St Peter’s Church, hosting the abseil with CLIC Sargent, has generously donated the use of its tower for the day to support the charity. The abseil aims to raise £12,000.

Roy is also president of the Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club, which has chosen CLIC Sargent as its charity of the year for 2016.

A heroic effort

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley said: “I am so excited for the abseil, and everyone has been so enthusiastic about the event. We even have Banana-man joining us for the abseil.

“I really appreciate the efforts that Roy Lock and the other participants are putting in, and I urge anyone in the area to come along on the day and see the superheroes for themselves and show their support. It certainly won’t be your usual town shopping experience with this event taking place.”

There are still places available for the Bournemouth Hero-Abseil so sign up today and you can be a hero for chhilren and young people with cancer too.

Find out more

To find out more about the Bournemouth Hero-Abseil, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Joy Morley on 01392 314 674 or email: