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Teams Ready to Abseil for Africa!
09 Dec 2011
After months of fundraising and mental preparation, 90 individuals from 14 different Somerset-based groups and businesses are now ready to take on the challenge of abseiling down Kilver Court’s historic viaduct to raise the final funds required by SOS Africa’s School Bus Appeal. Among those taking part are accountants, vets, steam loco enthusiasts, legal secretaries, researchers, as well as pub, office, shop and charity staff.
The event will begin at 9am on Saturday 10th December when the SOS Africa charity’s own staff will lead the way down the viaduct. From then on teams of six will follow suit every hour until 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
Each team member is being asked to raise at least £50 for the SOS Africa School Bus Appeal. If they are successful, SOS Africa will have reached its £15,000 target and will be able to purchase a school bus ready for the start of the school year in January 2012.
The abseiling schedule is displayed below. If you wish, you can also sponsor any of the teams taking part by clicking on the links to their online fundraising pages:
|Saturday||Company/Group||Team Name||Online Fundraising Page|
|9am||SOS Africa Charity Staff||SOS Superstars||http://www.justgiving.com/SOSSuperStars|
|10am||The Duke of Cumberland||The Duke's Downers||http://www.justgiving.com/TheDukesDowners|
|11am||Ayton Global Research||Ayton Globe Trotters||http://www.justgiving.com/TheAytonGlobeTrotters|
|12pm||Ayton Global Research||The Let Downs||http://www.justgiving.com/TheLetDowns|
|1pm||The Bell Hotel||Hells Bells||http://www.justgiving.com/TeamHellsBells|
|2pm||SOS Africa Charity Shop||The SOS Shoppers||http://www.justgiving.com/TheSOSShoppers|
|9am||Kilver Court Emporium||The Emporium Girls||http://www.justgiving.com/TheBigFatEmporiumGypsyGirls|
|9.30am||Kilver Court Cafe/Shop||The Harlequin Hunnies||http://www.justgiving.com/TheHarlequinHunnies|
|10am||SOS Africa Portsmouth||The Wild Things||http://www.justgiving.com/sos-africa-abseil-time|
|11am||Laura Whitcombe||Sleeping Beauties||http://www.justgiving.com/TheSleeping-Beauties|
|12pm||The Old Mill Accountants||Falling Angels||http://www.justgiving.com/teamfallingangels|
|1pm||The Old Mill Accountants||Santa's Little Helpers||http://www.justgiving.com/teamsantaslittlehelpers|
|2pm||East Somerset Railway||East Somerset Railwayers||http://www.justgiving.com/EastSomersetRailway|
|3pm||Centaur Vets, Castle Cary||Centaur Claws||http://www.justgiving.com/CentaurClaws|
Spectators are welcome to come along and support on the day and make the most of a free tour of Kilver Court’s beautiful gardens. Directions to the event can be found on the Kilver Court Website. For more information on the event, you can also email: email@example.com or call: 01749340426. We look forward to seeing you there.
On behalf of the staff and children of SOS Africa, we would like to wish all of those taking part in the two day event, the best of luck and thank them for their support.
The event is being supervised by Bruce Blagden of cheddarclimbingcaving.co.uk. Bruce is a local outdoor pursuits instructor who specialises in climbing, mountaineering and caving as well as abseiling. His aim is to provide people with fun and exhilarating experiences and adventures in the Mendip Hills and beyond. You can book a tailor made outdoor experience with Bruce by visiting www.cheddarclimbingcaving.co.uk or calling 01749880115 or to find out more check out our facebook page.
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