PEOPLE are desperately needed to sign up to a charity abseil to help revamp children’s play equipment.
Around 250 people are needed to take part in the abseil at five-storey Ward Court on Hayling Island seafront on Saturday, September 14. However, so far, just a handful of people have registered.
All the money raised will go towards upgrading the run-down play equipment on the island’s play parks.
Local councillors Leah Turner, Andy Lenaghan, David Collins and Gerry Shimbart are all taking part.
Cllr Turner said: ‘None of us has ever done anything like this before.
‘We are all pretty nervous.
‘But this is a way to raise funds for children’s play equipment.
‘If I can do it, anybody can do it.
‘Most of them will be younger and fitter than I am!’
Full training and safety equipment will be provided on the day, with abseils taking place between 8am and 7pm.
‘Daring’ Doris Long, a 99-year-old islander, will be taking part. Anyone over the age of six can take part.
Registration costs £5 and people must commit to raise at least £10 sponsorship.
For forms email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (023) 9246 5400. Forms can be collected from Hayling Island Community Centre.