Most recently we have donated a sum of money to Critchell Court, a purpose-built residential home in Frome, after 11 staff members were brave enough to abseil down Split Rock near Wells.
Split Rock is a disused limestone quarry near Milton Hill between Wells and Wookey Hole that’s regularly used by abseilers and rock-climbers.
At 25 metres tall, it will have certainly taken some guts and required a cool head for heights for those participating to slowly lower themselves from the top to the bottom.
Luckily they had plenty of support out in force to cheer them on and provide a comforting embrace at the end of their abseil.
Their motivation for doing the abseil was to raise essential cash for organising events and trips out for Critchell Court’s many residents.
So far they have managed to raise over £1,500, with some of the money also going towards booking entertainment at the residential home.
Manager, Karen Reeves said:
“We are overwhelmed with the amount of money raised with this challenge and would like to thank everyone that has sponsored us to take part. I would like to also express my thanks to the Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team who supported us on the day and to my amazing staff team for taking on this challenge. I was terrified that my rope would fray, but we all made it to ground safely with just a few aches and pains.”
Well done to all of those who took part and we were more than delighted to make a small contribution.
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