Hitting a Fundraising High

Hitting a Fundraising High

Amazing views, a huge sense of personal achievement and a wonderful feeling of pride in supporting a local charity – but do you have what it takes to abseil down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower?

Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care is offering participants the chance to take on this daring challenge, to raise money to help fund the supportive and end of life care which it offers patients and families in West Surrey and North East Hampshire, who are living with an advanced or terminal illness such as cancer. So, you can experience breath-taking views of Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, before abseiling 100 metres down this iconic building, all for a vital local cause.

“The Spinnaker Tower abseil is a new event for us and so far is proving very popular,” says Fiona Chapman, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “Our first date of Sunday 3rd June is already almost completely fully-booked, and we’ve added Saturday 1st September to keep up with demand!”

Every day Phyllis Tuckwell supports over 250 patients, relatives and carers – in their own homes, in the community, at the Hospice in Farnham and at the Beacon Centre in Guildford – but as the NHS/Government only covers 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £20,000 a day to be able to do this, and the money which will be raised by this abseil is hugely important in helping achieve this.

Registration is just £30 and can be done online at www.pth.org.uk, or by calling Phyllis Tuckwell’s Fundraising team on 01252 729446 or emailing fundraising@pth.org.uk. You’ll need to be over 18 and raise a minimum sponsorship of £250, and will be given your own timeslot on the afternoon of the abseil. But with 3rd June already almost completely sold out, you’ll need to sign up quick for 1st September!