On Saturday March 25th, Ian Cox and up to 60 of his “Class of ’78” former class mates at Ely College, will abseil down the soon to be demolished Needhams Tower at their old school. The event takes into consideration their class reunion, celebration of their 50th birthdays and also to support both ourselves and Ely Community First Responders.
Ian Cox, the Project Leader said; “We wanted to do something different, that students can get involved in… something to remember the building by when it is demolished. We wanted to keep it local to see the real benefits in the community; Little Miracles are creating a Sensory garden so we are hoping our donation will benefit them greatly.”
“The Ely Community First Responders are a dedicated volunteer group who save lives by quickly attending incidents and accidents,” he added.
Justin Heron, Operations Manager for Little Miracles CEN said, “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this event and we thank Ian and all the team greatly for thinking of us in this way, events such as these go a long way to supporting the work that we do. We think the project overall is a great concept, allowing many people to get involved in something that is a little different but at the same time giving back to the local community and Ely College in the process.”
The event which has been backed by the school and also Dave Talbott’s Adventure Events who will host the event. As part of the project the former classmates are also planning on giving the school a legacy gift to commemorate the event. The event runs from 9am to 5pm on the day and includes a raffle, bouncy castles and physical ‘donation stations’ so members of the public can sponsor an abseiler or make a donation to the efforts.
If you would like to get involved in the abseil itself then please do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ian and the team have created a CrowdFunding page ahead of the event which can be found at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/ely-reunion-charity-abseil. Please do take a moment to look at the work that is going on and any donation, however small goes a long way to helping the team achieve their goal.