Explorers set for marathon abseil for EACH
- Credit: Archant
Members of an explorer scout unit are gearing up for an abseiling challenge to raise funds for East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
The Hunter Force Explorer group, who meet in Frettenham, are taking on the challenge of abseiling the height of the three peaks in just 38 hours on April 12 and 13.
The abseil will take place at five Kingswood Activity Centres, starting at Overstrand and finishing in North Wales - a total of 524 miles - and will see the group of 15 to 18 year olds abseiling a combined total of 3,407 metres down the climbing walls.
The group have decided to use this challenge to raise vital funds for EACH to support local life threatened children and their families.
Francesca Kelly, unit leader, said: 'The youngsters were keen to undertake something that challenged them personally and at the same time raised money for a local charity. They decided on EACH because they liked the idea of young people helping other young people'
You may also want to watch:
Rose Peasgood, Norfolk fundraiser for EACH, added: 'I really admire the individuals from the Hunter Force Explorer Scout Unit, not only for taking on such a big challenge but also for the responsibility they are undertaking by organising the event and actively raising money for EACH.'
To sponsor the group, visit www.justgiving.com/hunterforce
- 1 'I can't carry it' - Shock as plant starts growing eight inches a day
- 2 Man in 20s drowned in Bawsey Country Park lake
- 3 Amazing photos show storms over Norfolk – and there are more to come
- 4 Elderly man took his clothes off at Norwich park
- 5 Man, 20, who drowned at Bawsey Pits is named
- 6 Bungling car thieves dump £92,000 Range Rover
- 7 School shut after ceiling tile falls on to class of children
- 8 See inside the 'tiny mobile homes' built from scratch for £95,000
- 9 Aldi planning four new stores in Norfolk
- 10 Norwich bar gets back licence after tearful appeal by owner