Charity stormers raise thousands with Spinnaker Tower dash

A person was taken to hospital after a crash in Leigh Park this morning (image from Ralph Cousins)

Person taken to hospital after two-vehicle collision on Leigh Park roundabout

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CHARITY event Storm the Tower raised pulses and money this week in spectacular fashion.

The event at Spinnaker Tower raised £7,300 for local charities with more still to come.

As previously reported in The News, runners took turns to sprint up the tower in Gunwharf Quays raising money in the process.

Nikki Radcliffe of organisers Naked Fundraising said: ‘There was loads of enthusiasm, lots of energy and everyone was still smiling at the end.’

Top fundraiser on the night was Dawn Coates who raised £668 for a local child in need of a specialist operation to help him swallow. Dawn’s efforts won her a high tea for two at the Spinnaker Tower.

The fastest tower ‘stormers’ were both from the Isle of Wight.

Luke Lewis, from Ryde finished in 2mins 58.2secs, while youngest stormer Thorne Bailey, 16, from Cowes Enterprise College ran in 2mins 59.7secs.

There were technical difficulties with the timing equipment during the run, but all runners’ times are now available on the organisers website at nakedfundraising.co.uk/storm