Daredevils are to take on the experience of a lifetime this summer, a free-fall abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Olympic Park, London to raise money for Farleigh Hospice. The famous sculpture, created by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond is a symbol of the London 2012 Olympics, and has views reaching over 20 miles across London taking in the capital’s iconic landmarks including The Gherkin, St Paul’s and Wembley Stadium.

Adrienne Quinnear, who is taking part in the abseil, said “I've chosen to take part in the abseil for Farleigh Hospice in memory of my husband, Andy. He was diagnosed with Stage IV Bowel Cancer in September 2013, 5 months after we got married, and died in the Inpatient Unit on September 3rd 2014, aged 31.

“Without the amazing care of everyone at Farleigh Hospice, Andy's final days could have been unbearable for him and all the family. I've chosen to continue to raise money for Farleigh Hospice to ensure that their amazing care can continue for anyone else that finds themselves needing it.

“Since Andy's death, I have had follow up bereavement counselling which helped me in the darkest of days.

“I've chosen to take part in the abseil challenge because I have a crippling fear of heights - just a few steps up a ladder has me shaking! To push myself beyond all limits of comfort, and raise money for such a wonderful charity, would make Andy so proud.”

Would you like to join #TeamFarleigh and take our our Abseil Challenge this summer? The abseil is taking place on Saturday 6th July 2019, and registration cost just £50. Everyone that takes part is asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £350, and one of our Fundraising Team can give you tips, tricks and all the support you need to get going.

For more information visit www.farleighhospice.org/abseil or email our Fundraising Team on [email protected] or by calling 01245 457411.