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Lifelites supporter abseils 450ft

Tue 28th Feb 2012 

Lifelites supporter Dave Foy bravely abseiled 450 ft down Guys Hospital Building last Sunday.

Dave, who took part in the group abseil event with his daughter Melanie, has so far raised a brilliant £670  for Lifelites.

Dave said, "As this was my first abseil it was a little daunting at the top and, as Melanie elected to go first, it was also quite strange for me to watch helplessly from the top while my daughter was 'going over the edge'!

"Then it was my turn and it really was a combination of excitement and a modicum of fear that got the adrenalin going - I must admit, I didn't do much looking down but maybe, if there is a next time, I'll do it facing the ground!"

The event was organised by Charles Darwin School in Biggin Hill, where Melanie is a teacher.

Children at the school donated a brilliant £30 to Lifelites.

Dave said, "Thanks to the school, and all of the generous donations from friends, family, colleagues and associated companies in London & Paris we have left our target far behind. As many of them have said, even though we are all busy it is a real pleasure to give something back when there is both an opportunity and a very worthwhile cause."

Simone Enefer-Doy, Lifelites chief executive, said, "Thank you so much to Dave for choosing to support Lifelites through his brave abseil. A special thank you also to the children at Charles Darwin School for their lovely donation.

"The money raised will help Lifelites brighten the lives of children staying at children's hospices."


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