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Fearless fundraisers raise over £5000 for Age UK Isle of Wight!

Published on 02 July 2021 03:42 PM

15 daring fundraisers, aged from 18 years old to 78, experienced an amazing adrenaline rush as they took on a 100-metre descent down the side of Portsmouth’s iconic landmark, The Emirates Spinnaker Tower in aid of Age UK Isle of Wight!

For their first returning event since 2019, Hovertravel kindly supported by providing free travel for our AgeUKIW fundraising team and event participants. The weather was perfect, a clear and sunny day giving spectacular aerial views to all involved!

Event sponsors Red Squirrel Property Ltd took on the adrenaline-filled challenge themselves seeing managing director Charlie and sales administrator Clarice brave the 100m descent to help raise additional funds for Age UKIW.

The grand total raised by all was £5,312! Special mention to Pat Tomlinson our eldest participant who rasied over £1000!

Elisha Leachman, Fundraising Manager at Age UKIW, said:

“We are extremely grateful to all of the incredible fundraisers, some of which had to wait almost two years to do the challenge they signed up for!

We were so excited to be able to host events again and are so glad that the stars aligned for a perfect day for our abseiler’s, thank you to everyone involved and that helped to support this day to be a success!”

You can see images and videos of their fearless fundraisers online HERE and if you are interested in ticking an Abseil this off your bucket list next year please contact Age UKIW’s Fundraising Department by calling (01983) 525282 or by emailing