Weʼre raising £400 to help Towcester Mayor's charities by abseiling the world's tallest permanent abseil tower, aka, Jimmy's End Lighthouse 14 July 2018 - 2 p.m.
- National Abseil Centre, Tower Square, Northampton, NN5 5FH
- 23 days to go
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Despite my fear of heights, I shall be abseiling 418 feet down the former Express Lift tower in Northampton to raise funds for Towcester Town Mayor's charities.
This year, Towcester Town Mayor Councillor Peter Conquest will be supporting Blind Veterans (BV) UK, a national charity, that cares for ex-servicemen and their families of all the armed services, without distinction. The loss of sight at any time at any age is devastating and cannot be fully understood by those of us who enjoy the full use of our eyes. They are precious and vulnerable. Training and rehabilitation is their chief work of BV UK. At centres in Brighton, Sheffield and Llandudno where training and retraining takes place there is also accommodation for these courses and for frail elderly ex-service men, many of whom spend their final years in the care of BV UK. Our servicemen do a sterling job in protecting this country. We owe it to them to care for them when they need it.
Local volunteer groups are also of interest to the Town Mayor. Among those are Tove Wetland Park, a beauty spot in this small market town and something of a home for small wild life. Bounded by busy trunk roads and a residential estate it is also used by joggers, walkers and dog owners for its tranquillity and green space. It is cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers; who, in addition to its regular and seasonal care have in recent years installed dipping platforms and interpretation boards. Other projects are envisaged for which funds are sought.
Note: Blind Veterans UK was formerly known as St Dunstan's. Founded in 1915 to care for soldiers and sailors blinded WWI. Find out more here: https://www.blindveterans.org.uk
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Jonna Conquest1 month ago
The challenge has been faced and completed. Jonna and grandson Josh unhesitatingly commited themselves to the task. Thank you to everyone who has supported with donations and words of encouragement. The weather conditions were ideal on Saturday for the abseil. Support on the day came from family members and well wishers: all craning their necks skywards to see barely visible specs appearing over the wall to start their descent. Nearly twenty minutes after appearing over the edge they touched down to rounds of enthusiastic applause.
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Aug 7, 2018
Well done Jonna.
Jul 14, 2018
You are so brave Jonna, no way would I try this!
Jun 19, 2018
I'm full of admiration, good for you!
Jun 7, 2018
You are very brave. Just don’t look down! xx
Jun 5, 2018
Enjoy the view!!
Jun 4, 2018
Wow Jonna. I will get Donna to tell me all about it. Terrified of heights myself so understand the immensity of your challenge. Well done.
May 15, 2018
Think I may come and watch Jonna. How brave you are. Xx
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