23rd Jan, 2017

Scaling heights for charity in Warwick

Leamington Editorial 6th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BRAVE souls went over the top in aid of The Gap Community Centre in Warwick.

A fund-raising abseil at Warwickshire College’s Leamington Campus saw 33 people descend from the college’s 90ft M-Block

adding a much welcome £7,500 to the charity’s coffers.

The Gap works towards the relief of loneliness and promotion of health and wellbeing among residents living in Warwick, Leamington and surrounding areas.

Helping over 2,000 people every month feel healthier and happier, The Gap runs a variety of activities for all ages including Youth Club, Older Adults Lunch Club as well as a range of sport, exercise, employment and support groups.

Gap director Marcos Campos thanked all those who took part and local businesses for their support.

He told The Observer: “When we started planning this event over 12 months ago, we had a clear idea in our heads how much we wanted to raise and we have more than doubled that target.

“However, none of us were prepared for the generosity and goodwill we would receive from local organisations, including Warwick Tesco and Lockwoods, both of which donated £100 each towards the cost of producing t-shirts for participants. Plus, we mustn’t forget Warwickshire College Group, because without their support, there wouldn’t have been an event in the first place.”

Call 01926 494200 for more information about activities run at The Gap.