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Dozens take part in Peacehaven cliffs abseil
7:30am Monday 29th July 2013 in News
Around 70 daredevils took their charity fundraising to new heights by taking part in an abseil.
Fundraisers ranging in years from a boy of eight to a woman in her 70s, took turns to tackle the 115ft drop at Peacehaven cliffs yesterday.
The event is expected to raise thousands of pounds for the Martlets Hospice in Hove.
Irene Ashworth, 49, her daughter Gemma, 15, and her daughter-in-law Hannah, 31, were among those taking part.
Mrs Ashworth, from Telscombe, said: “It was a fantastic experience. It was a bit nerve-wracking when you go over the cliff at the start but after that it was fine.
“The weather was good for us and there was a great atmosphere.
“We loved it and there are going to be seven of us from the family taking part again next year.”
The abseil is the first one organised by the hospice and there are plans to make it an annual event.
The hospice is not part of the NHS and so relies on the support of the community to keep running its services.
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