Gosport councillor completes charity abseil

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A GOSPORT councillor has completed abseil down the Spinnaker Tower to raise money for charity.

His abseil, which took place last Saturday and was a fundraising drive for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which supports people who are suffering with MS, as well as driving research towards finding a cure.

Cllr Burgess explained: ‘I decided to do this because someone I know very well suffers with MS.

‘I thought it would be a nice thing to do, and would be a great way to raise some money in the hope that a cure might one day be found.

‘That’s the real problem with multiple sclerosis – it tends to come and go. People suffering from it go through highs and lows.’

So far, Cllr Burgess has managed to raise more than £900 for the MS Society.

Cllr Burgess is the deputy leader of Gosport Borough Council, as well as being a councillor for the Lee East ward.

Recently, Cllr Burgess also took over as chairman of Hampshire County Council.

If you would like to donate, you can visit justgiving.com/Graham-Burgess2.