Charity Staff and Supporters Brave New Heights  

(Last Updated On: September 22, 2015)

On Saturday, 12th of September, brave staff and supporters abseiled Canonteign Falls to raise money for local charity, Lifeworks.

The fundraising event saw twenty-one people turn out to take on the challenge – with all of them completing the 220 foot abseil down Lady Exmouth Falls at Canonteign- England’s highest man-made waterfall.

Abseiling down the waterfall

Abseiling down the waterfall

The dare-devil group included nine members of Lifeworks staff from across the charity’s various services and head office. Lifeworks is a local charity which supports learning disabled children and young adults. Based in Dartington, Lifeworks runs Robins Respite & Life Skills Centre and Lifeworks Specialist FE College in Dartington, Kool Club youth clubs in Totnes and Paignton, Sesame care home in Torquay and Breaking the Barrier surf events each summer.

So far, the abseil has raised over £2700 for Lifeworks, and the total is set to rise as last-minute donations continue to pour in.

Some of the team

Some of the team

Laura Bambrey, Community Fundraiser and Communications Officer at Lifeworks said, “We are over the moon with the support we received at this fantastic event. Huge thanks to everyone for being such good sports, raising so much money, and taking on this incredible challenge. This is the first time that we have run the abseil, and next year, we would love to welcome even more people to Challenge Canonteign!”

If you would like to register your interest in taking part in this challenge next year, or would like to find out more about Lifeworks, please contact Laura Bambrey at or 01803 861064


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