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Abseilers go over the top for children's hospice
1:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
BRAVE volunteers raised up to £10,000 for a children’s charity by abseiling down Colchester town hall.
About 50 people put themselves forward to raise the money for charity East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
Colchester mayor Colin Sykes also joined in and was the first to go over the top yesterday, while Colchester United mascot Eddie the Eagle helped to collect money from supporters on the street.
Camilla Haycock, who organised the event, said: “The support we’ve seen has been great.
“We even had people signing up during the morning, which shows the support.”
She added: “It’s certainly a great way to raise money for the hospice, but it is as much about raising our profile.
“There will be people out there who don’t know what we do and if they pass by and maybe know a little more, that’s great.”
Each abseiler raised about £200.
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