Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Charity Abseil in Fishnets

Halloween Abseilers 2011

Fancy dress challengers took on the North East's highest abseil on Sunday to raise cash for Calvert Trust Kielder.

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The fancy dress abseil took place from the roof of the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle City Centre.

Taking part in the challenge was Steve Erdal from Newcastle University who abseiled dressed as Chewbacca and Dr Frank N Furter.

Steve Erdal"In an attempt to encourage sponsorship, I stupidly let my sponsors choose my costume. My so-called friends had great fun with this opportunity, and in the end it was a dead heat between Chewbacca and Dr Frank N Furter, so I did the abseil top half Chewy, bottom half Frank.

The abseil was a challenge, but not nearly as terrifying as walking down Grey Street in fishnets and a Wookie mask on a Sunday afternoon. But it was a great event for a wonderful cause, and I hope to be able to participate Calvert Trust Kielder challenges again in future (but hopefully in a more comfortable outfit!)"

Steve has raised over £500 which is a fantastic achievement.

Cassie Abseiling from the Vermont HotelWe would like to thank all of our abseilers for taking on this brave challenge to raise money for the centre. 

For further information on our fundraising events visit our events pages or contact Hazel Munro on 01434 250232 to see how you can get involved.






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