Call to mums and dads to take part in abseil

ABSEILERS Cllr Leah Turner, left, with event organiser PC Debbie Surridge, police volunteer Pat Horder and Cllr Andy Lenaghan
ABSEILERS Cllr Leah Turner, left, with event organiser PC Debbie Surridge, police volunteer Pat Horder and Cllr Andy Lenaghan
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PEOPLE are desperately needed to sign up to a charity abseil to help revamp children’s play equipment.

Around 250 people are needed to take part in the abseil at five-storey Ward Court on Hayling Island seafront on Saturday, September 14. However, so far, just a handful of people have registered.

All the money raised will go towards upgrading the run-down play equipment on the island’s play parks.

Local councillors Leah Turner, Andy Lenaghan, David Collins and Gerry Shimbart are all taking part.

Cllr Turner said: ‘None of us has ever done anything like this before.

‘We are all pretty nervous.

‘But this is a way to raise funds for children’s play equipment.

‘If I can do it, anybody can do it.

‘Most of them will be younger and fitter than I am!’

Full training and safety equipment will be provided on the day, with abseils taking place between 8am and 7pm.

‘Daring’ Doris Long, a 99-year-old islander, will be taking part. Anyone over the age of six can take part.

Registration costs £5 and people must commit to raise at least £10 sponsorship.

For forms email leahturner2009@hotmail.co.uk or call (023) 9246 5400. Forms can be collected from Hayling Island Community Centre.