Registration open for charity abseil

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PLACES are filling up fast for the annual abseil in aid of The Rowans Hospice.

Taking part in the descent once again will be Doris Long, who aged 101 will be aiming to break her own world record.

Sophie Gunner, the hospice’s events fundraiser, said: ‘Doris started abseiling at the age of 85, which proves you are never too old to take on a challenge.

‘Even if you have never tried anything like this, you can do it. This fulfils the hospice ethos of adding life to days.’

This year’s event takes place on the weekend of July 12 and 13, at the Spinnaker Tower in Gunwharf Quays.

Places are limited to a maximum of 40 abseilers a day.

Registration costs £50 per person with a suggested sponsorship target of £200.

Money raised goes to help run the Purbrook hospice, which helps people with life-threatening conditions and their family in south-east Hampshire.

To register visit or call (023) 9223 7142. To sponsor Doris, visit