Student’s head for heights will aid charity

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STUDENT Emily Beavan abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower to raise money for charity and to raise awareness of diabetes.

The 21-year-old, from Stubbington, near Fareham, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12.

She raised more than £340 doing the abseil on Sunday June 22, for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Miss Beavan, of Moody Road, said: ‘I wanted to do something new and exciting. I see the Spinnaker Tower daily, it was an opportunity too good to turn down.’

JDRF aims to find cures and treatment in order to prevent Type 1 diabetes, and improve the lives of people with the condition.

Emily abseiled 100m down the side of the building at Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

She said: ‘The abseil was not scary at all, I’d definitely do it again, raising as much funds as possible.

‘I’m even considering doing a skydive next year.’

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