Go over the top by abseiling off Portland to raise funds for charity Autism Wessex (From Dorset Echo)
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Go over the top by abseiling off Portland to raise funds for charity Autism Wessex
2:00pm Saturday 4th January 2014 in News
ADRENALINE fuelled individuals are being urged to tackle a challenging abseil to raise money for charity Autism Wessex.
The fundraising event offers the opportunity to abseil 85ft down the popular Blacknor South in Portland.
It will take place on March 29 and the charity, which provides services and support for people affected by autism, is calling for all with an adventurous spirit, young or young at heart, to get involved.
Those interested will also have the chance to join the Mayor of Dorchester, Councillor Stella Jones, who has already signed up to take part in the event.
Paul Reade, Autism Wessex community and events fundraiser said: “We are organising a safe and challenging abseil from 85ft with qualified guides and full equipment provided via Jim Oakley Adventures.
“We are encouraging people to sign up as soon as possible as this is already proving a popular event.
“Anyone interested will be able to challenge themselves personally whilst raising vital funds for Autism Wessex, which supports people who often endure daily challenges.
“Anyone under the age of 18 can still take part, but must have signed parental or legal guardian consent and have a parent or guardian present on the day.
“The fundraising team would also be delighted to help with event ideas to support individual fundraising activities, such as organised cake sales or a car wash.
“Please come and join us for this adrenaline fuelled day and make a real difference.”
Autism Wessex believes that with the right education, support and care and by making the world an easier place to understand, the impact of autism can be reduced and people with autism can enjoy independence and good quality of life.
Registration for the abseiling event costs £10 with a minimum sponsorship to raise £100 for Autism Wessex.
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