High-flying result for abseil challenge

Thrillseekers raise more than �4,000 in Fenition.

THRILLSEEKERS in Feniton were on top form after raising more than �3,000 during a charity abseil.

The event, organised by Feniton Church of England Primary School, attracted 60 people, aged from eight to 70, who took on the 50ft abseiling challenge down the church tower of St Andrew’s Church on Saturday, June 16.

Even Reverend Cate Edmonds braved the dizzy heights.

There was also a teddy zipwire for the children to enjoy and a cake stall did a roaring trade serving up homemade treats, teas and coffees.

Headteacher Colin Butler said: “Considering the weather was not brilliant, everyone turned up. There was a great atmosphere.”

So far, the event has already raised �3,000, with donations still coming in, but Mr Butler told the Midweek Herald he expects the total to reach more than �4,000 . He added: “It is a real achievement and it is going to make such a difference. We raised much more awareness of the charities so it has been good for that reason.”

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The money raised will go to the Melanesian Mission and local charities including, Hospiscare, Devon Air Ambulance Trust, Feniton Primary School, St Andrew’s Church and the village playing fields.

It has been revealed today that the total raised has exceeded the �4,000 mark.