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Abseil down the Forum raises over £10,000 for EACH

Written by  Michael Jarvis
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Abseil down the Forum raises over £10,000 for EACH

Charitable folk with a head for heights have abseiled down Norwich’s iconic Millennium building The Forum to raise £10,000.

A total of 98 courageous individuals, ranging in age from 12 to 78, took the 50ft (15m) plunge in aid of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

Emma Benstead, EACH Norfolk Events Fundraiser, said: “We were so excited to hold our abseil at the iconic Forum building for the second year running and were overwhelmed by how many participants took part! They included a lady celebrating her 70th birthday and a girl her 16th.

“Thanks to our supporters we’ve been able to raise £10,000, with sponsorship money still coming in. This is fantastic for an organisation that relies so heavily on fundraising and donations.

“We’d like to thank all those who made the brave step backwards and all those generous people who sponsored them to do it. We’re thrilled at everyone’s support.”

The Forum is home to the BBC’s regional headquarters as well as the busiest public library in the country. It holds a range of free community events.

EACH’s abseil was sponsored by Roarr! Dinosaur Adventure and supported by Sportspark, meaning all money raised will help EACH continue caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk, and supporting their families.

Those keen to register their interest for similar fundraising events are urged to call EACH’s Norfolk fundraising team on 01953 666767 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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