Brean fundraiser afraid of heights completes 140ft cliff abseil
brave Brean fundraiser who is afraid of heights completed a cliff
abseiling challenge for charity on Saturday (September 29th).
Haines, who works at Brean's Holiday Resort Unity, abseiled down
Uphill's 140ft quarry cliff face to raise money for charities across
the south west as part of Heart FM's 'Make Some Noise Over The Edge
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "After a nervous but exciting start
and a safety briefing we took the long walk up to the top ready
for our decent down."
was excited, apprehensive and nervous all at the same time as I
at the top the view was stunning on a clear sunny day - and one
by one the people went over the edge."
turn came and after getting kitted up, I was encouraged to lean
backwards over the cliff edge."
lowered myself back until I was 90 degrees on the face of the cliff
with encouraging words from the expert instructor."
started my decent and by the time i took five steps backwards I
began to grow in confidence and started to enjoy the abseil!"
I knew it, I was down on the ground and the feeling of pride and
elation was over-powering!"
did it and overcame my fear of heights and in the process raised
over £1,160 for the charity."