3sun Great Yarmouth colleagues abseil down building to raise money for breast cancer charity
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A group of colleagues from a Great Yarmouth-based company have abseiled 50ft down a building for charity.
3sun Group's Heidi Thacker, Emily Buckingham and Abby Philpott and former employee Andie Bradley faced their fear of heights to support colleague Simon Page's fundraising efforts for Breast Cancer Now.
The key account manager at 3sun Academy is raising the money in memory of his mother, Chrissy Smith, who died earlier this year.
Their efforts pushed his fundraising to £1048. He will then run the London Marathon next year to boost funds.
He said: 'My target was £2,000 and there is a long way to go before next April.'
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A team from 3sun Academy were asked by the East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) to supply abseiling equipment and supervision for more than 80 people to abseil down The Forum in Norwich to raise money for the hospice's appeal.
Mr Page, supported by 3sun Academy colleagues Matt Jeffries and Nick Hendry, offered their services free of charge and asked EACH if his colleagues could attempt the abseil to raise money for Breast Cancer Now, to help research into the disease which affected his mother and his sister.
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It is the charity that former personal trainer Mr Page and his sister, Sarah Donovan, who has suffered one primary breast cancer, will run the London Marathon for next year.
Mr Page's mother, Chrissy, who lived at Seaview Crescent, Sheringham, was diagnosed with terminal secondary cancer two weeks before he ran the London Marathon this year, after suffering two primary cancers. She died on May 26, 2017.
Apparently it was rare to have two primary cancers.
In 2016, she had another scare that the cancer had spread to her bones but she was later given the all-clear in November 2016.
However, in April 2017, a routine scan suggested that the secondary cancer had come back in an aggressive form into her liver and kidney and she would be far too weak for treatment.
Mr Page said: 'She was given just six to eight weeks to live two weeks before the London Marathon.'
The EACH abseilers raised £10,390 for the hospice appeal,
To sponsor Simon go to: uk.virginmoneygiving.com and search for SimonPage9