Rowcroft invite locals to challenge the crane in dare devil abseil

(Last Updated On: March 31, 2018)

Rowcroft Hospice has announced that its adrenalin-fuelled fundraising challenge, Over the Edge – ‘The Drop’, will be accepting on-the-day sign-ups when the event returns to its grounds on Saturday 7 April 2018.

At last year’s event

With almost 100 people accepting the challenge to descend from the top of a 100ft crane last year, time slots have now been made available for people to sign up on the day this year and make the drop from an eye-watering 150-foot up in the air. This will allow even more people to challenge their fears whilst raising much-needed funds for local families living with life-limiting illnesses.

Stewart Molyneux, Rowcroft’s Events Manager, explained:“Over the Edge – ‘The Drop’ was a huge success in 2017, raising an incredible amount to support local families.

“With the added incentive of abseiling from an extra 50-foot higher this year, we wanted to let as many people as possible take on the challenge, one of the highest of it’s kind in the UK. With that in mind, we’ve now added the facility to take on-the-day sign-ups in the afternoon, so anyone waking up on the 7th April with an urge to step off a 150-foot crane can do so!”

Going ‘over the edge’ will be a cocktail of emotions…excitement, exhilaration, and that feeling of being on top of the world with a dollop of ‘stomach-in-mouth’ and ‘what on earth am I doing right now!?’

Whilst braving ‘The Drop’ will offer a sense of accomplishment in itself, those who take part will also be helping to raise funds to help make every day the best day possible for people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon.

Stewart said:“Every year Rowcroft Hospice supports more than 2,000 people living with life-limiting illnesses in South Devon to spend precious time with their family and friends.

“But more than 70% of our funding comes from the local community so without your help we simply wouldn’t be able to continue providing our services to so many people facing the hardest days imaginable.”

Those wishing to take part do not require any previous abseil experience. Stewart said:”Anyone who weighs up to a maximum of 18-stone, is of reasonable health and over the age of 12 can sign up to take part in this event. Full training will be provided on the day.”

Think you’re brave enough? Entry to Rowcroft’s Over the Edge abseil event costs just £15 for 12-16 year olds and £25 for adults and payment can be taken on the day.

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