Wednesday, 22 June 2016

On the 18th June, 67 participants abseiled 170ft down the high rise building in Meriden, Watford, to raise money for Peace Hospice Care. Together they have raised an incredible £13,000 so far.

The youngest participant on the day was Erin Clancy, from Garston, who is 11 years old. David, Erin's father, said: "Erin's always been adventurous, so as soon as she saw a poster for the Abseil in the Hospice's shop window she wanted to sign up! Her Nan and Grandad were both supported by the Hospice, so she wanted to take part in memory of them.

"She thoroughly enjoyed the experience and wanted to do it again!"

The eldest participant on the day signed up for the abseil as a last minute entry! The 83 year old, Brian Dixon who is a father of one of the Hospice's nurses,Melinda Smith, was inspired by everyone taking part - so he joined them.

Pete Watson, Events and Community Fundraising Manager, said: "We're thrilled that everyone really enjoyed the day and that so many people were willing to take on the challenge for the Hospice. If you're looking for another challenge, our muddy obstacle course, Push It for the Peace, is returning on the 24th September!"

If you would like to take on a challenge for Peace Hospice Care please visit www.peacehospicecare.org.ukor email events@peacehospicecare.org.uk or call 01923 330330.