PEOPLE from Ashbourne are being invited to take part in a new charity abseil to help raise funds for its organisers, the British Red Cross.
Participants will lower themselves from the Miller’s Dale Viaduct near Tideswell, touching brick for just 10ft, before free-abseiling with just the ropes for support for the remaining 70ft to reach the valley floor.
Fund-raiser for the Red Cross Alex Gadsby said: “This is truly heart-stopping challenge which will push even the most hardened height-lovers to the limit.
“But the fear is definitely worth it when you realise that the £150 sponsorship you’ve raised will help us help people at home and abroad in their hour of desperate need.
The abseil, dubbed the Peak District Drop, takes place on Sunday, October 13 and funds raised from the challenge will help the charity continue to support vulnerable local people.
No prior preparation or training is needed, as all instruction will be given by professional abseilers on the day.
All participants will receive dedicated support including a comprehensive fundraising pack full of fun and creative ideas to help them reach their fundraising target, as well as an online fundraising page and one to one support from a local fundraiser.
The British Red Cross asks that all participants raise £150 and there is a £10 registration fee.
To find out more or to book a place call 01158 528016.