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Hospital raise ‘high’ amount with annual 154ft charity abseil

20 May 2019


This year’s annual Southend University Hospital abseil – dubbed Tackle the Tower - saw the brave and the fancy dressed lower themselves down the hospital’s tower block, all ten storeys of it.

In total there were 64 people who took part, all raising money for the hospital ward or department of their choice.

Elise Fleetwood, Events & Corporate Relations Manager for Southend Hospital Charity, said: "This year's abseil was another triumph, we are so grateful to everyone that put themselves through this 154 foot high challenge for our benefit. It was a brilliant day and lots of patients will benefit as a direct result.

"Construction firm ryanandwalsh are the sponsors of the event, and their support means that every penny raised by our abseilers will benefit the hospital. We're hoping that this event will raise in excess of £25,000, an incredible amount of money - thank you to everybody involved."

If you fancy having a go yourself, the date for next year's Tackle the Tower has already been set as Saturday 16 May 2020. Please call 01702 385337 for more details.