Lines now open for mini charity abseil!

Date
13 March 2013 12:00

Lines have opened for people to take part in mini abseiling events in aid of Blind Veterans UK!

Lines have opened for people to take part in mini abseiling events down 12.5 metre training towers at Llangefni Fire Station's or Llandudno Fire Station's in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

The abseils are particularly aimed at the younger adventurers out there who would like to test their head for heights, but are also open to adults.

Watch Manager at Llandudno Fire Station, Bob Nellist, said:

"We are delighted to be able to support this abseil event and offer the use of our training house for it. Blind Veterans UK has its newest centre in Llandudno which, as well as providing jobs for the local community, offers support, rehabilitation and training to blind ex-Service men and women. The charity also supports men and women who have served in the emergency services and suffered severe sight loss whilst on duty.

"I encourage all to come along and show their support for those taking part in the event and help raise awareness of the work of this worthwhile charity, which relies on the generosity of its supporters."

Blind Veterans UK manages the Diana Gubbay Trust which helps support men and women who have served in the emergency services and suffered severe sight loss while on duty. The abseils will take place on Saturday 13th April at the Llangefni Fire Station and on Saturday 27th April at the Llandudno Fire Station.

To take part people will need to register in advance and pay a £10 registration fee. They will then be required to raise a minimum sponsorship of £40. All of those who manage to raise £50 or more will be awarded a prize of goodies by the charity.

To register or to find out more call Victoria Beech, Regional Fundraiser, on 01492 864574 or 07860 526488. Alternatively you can email victoria.beech@blindveterans.org.uk. A downloadable version of the registration form is also available.