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THRILL-SEEKERS are being offered the chance to abseil 200ft down the side of a tower block for charity.

Each year hundreds of people take on the challenge to drop 20 floors down the edge of Millgate House, St George’s Square, Portsea, in aid of the Rowans Hospice in Waterlooville.

The charity hopes to get 200 brave participants on May 19 to help raise funds for its hospice and services for people with life-limiting illnesses.

A snack and cake stall will also be at the event to help boost the total raised. It will be run by one of the building’s residents, Cathy Hoare. The stall alone raised £310 last year.

Cathy, 76, who donates all the stall’s takings to the charity, said: ‘I know so many people who have died of cancer and a few that used the Rowans Hospice and I’ve seen the difference it makes to people.

‘It’s a great place and its so peaceful which really helps the people who go there.’

All funds raised from the event will go towards the running of the hospice and home care services.

To take part in the abseil call (023) 9223 7146 or see rowanshospice.co.uk. Registration costs £12.50 and all training and equipment is provided.

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