Quarry abseil

PUBLISHED: 16:00 16 October 2011

Abseil group

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FEARLESS fundraisers threw themselves off Uphill Quarry to raise money for Sunshine Hospital Radio.

The group was sponsored by friends and family to abseil down the 150ft cliff in aid of the charity.

Wet weather had threatened to hamper the event, but the sun came out just as everyone put on their safety equipment.

Organised by Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, the abseil also gave presenters the chance to record the day’s events as part of a special show for the radio station, based at Weston General Hospital.

Fundraising officer Laura Tremelling said: “It was really scary abseiling down the cliff, at one point I thought I was heading towards a large bramble bush, so I was very glad when my feet safely touched the ground.

“I am really proud of everyone who took part, particularly those people who weren’t members of Sunshine Radio, but still wanted to help and got involved.” The group raised more than £1,200.

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