October 26th, 2016

Charity abseil at Warwickshire College

Charity abseil at Warwickshire College Charity abseil at Warwickshire College
Preparing for the drop - Gap fund-raiser Sara French (left) and Warwickshire College's Sharon Taylor. (s)

THOSE with a head for heights are being offered the chance to take the plunge at Wawickshire College’s Leamington centre – all in a good cause.

Warwick-based charity, The Gap Community Centre, has teamed up with the college to organise a abseil fund-raising challenge.

Participants will get the unique opportunity to abseil down the side of the Warwick New Road college’s 90ft high M-Block building.

The Gap Abseil Challenge takes place on Saturday April 9 and is open to anybody over the age of 14 (under 18s need parental consent).

Places are limited to only 60 people To register visit www.thegapabseilchallenge.eventbrite.co.uk. Registration costs £30 with a minimum requirement of an additional £50 to be raised in sponsorship before the day. All sponsorship money will go towards The Gap Community Centre, which works towards the relief of loneliness and promotion of health and wellbeing among residents living in Warwick, Leamington and surrounding areas.

Gap fund-raiser Sara French said: “Not only are we thrilled to be able to bring this exciting event to the local community, we are also proud to be working with one of the largest providers of further and higher education in the UK.

“We really see this partnership flourishing over the coming months and years to help bring about better access to learning opportunities for young people and adults living in the local community.”

Sharon Taylor, Facilities Manager for Warwickshire College Group said the recently refurbished building lended itself perfectly to the challenge.

She added: Once on the roof of M-Block, which is accessed by a permanent staircase, the views over the Warwickshire countryside are breathtaking, but the biggest thrill comes when you lean over the edge and make your way down the side.

“So much hard work goes on inside our college, we’re so pleased we can now put the outside of the building to good use by being part of this event.”