Thousands raised and one question popped

p10 dp pic 1 Joe Watters proposed''CAPTION: Firefighter Joe Watters proposed to his girlfriend during a charity abseil of the Spinnaker Tower on Sunday, May 4''Pictures from Kerry James'Regional Fundraiser, Southern''The Fire Fighters Charity'' ''Tel:       01256 366 566''Direct:  01256 368 840''Mobile: 07827 307 718''Fax:      01256 366 599''www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

p10 dp pic 1 Joe Watters proposed''CAPTION: Firefighter Joe Watters proposed to his girlfriend during a charity abseil of the Spinnaker Tower on Sunday, May 4''Pictures from Kerry James'Regional Fundraiser, Southern''The Fire Fighters Charity'' ''Tel: 01256 366 566''Direct: 01256 368 840''Mobile: 07827 307 718''Fax: 01256 366 599''www.firefighterscharity.org.uk

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ABSEILING down the Spinnaker Tower was the ideal way for one couple to ‘take the plunge’.

During the sponsored 300ft abseil in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity, firefighter Joe Watters popped the burning question to his loving lady by wearing a T-shirt saying ‘Marry Me Dawn’.

When he got closer to the bottom, Dawn shouted out her answer – yes.

Joe was part of a group of 32 people raising money for the charity, which provides rehabilitation programmes, recuperation breaks to aid recovery following illness, injury, or other problems.

Also in the group was retired schoolteacher 79-year-old Cynthia Biggs, from Fleet, who took part to celebrate her impending 80th birthday.

Mrs Biggs said: ‘I admire all the people who dedicate their lives for working in such a dangerous job every day. I am just in awe of their bravery and a great supporter.’

They raised nearly £10,000 for the charity on abseil, which took place on Sunday.

Kerry James, from The Fire Fighters Charity said: ‘It was a brilliant day, the sun was shining and the 32 brave volunteers were fantastic and with their support we are looking at raising nearly £10,000 which allows us to continue helping the fire service community during their times of need, assisting thousands of individuals every year by providing pioneering treatment and support services.

‘Their brave efforts make a huge difference.’

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