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31 March 2010 at 10:20
Dare you abseil 100ft for charity?

Fifty daredevil fundraisers will get the chance to abseil 100ft off the roof of Ormskirk and District Hospital on Sunday, May 16.

The event will raise money for hospital patients in the town as well as at Southport and Formby District Hospital.

Anyone over 18 can take part providing they are in good health. Children aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

The abseil is being overseen by Southport action man Matt Higham whose company North West Adventures will be running the event.

The money raised will go to Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Charitable Fund towards a conservatory for use by chemotherapy patients; an intensive care unit machine used to warm up hypothermic patients; and a cot and bath suitable for babies of parents and carers who use a wheelchair.

Application forms are available by clicking here only. Applicants will be required to pay a £40 participation fee. This covers North West Adventure’s costs including insurance, the time of safety staff supervising the event, and the maintenance of ropes and equipment but a proportion will also go towards the charitable fund.

Issued by Tony Ellis, marketing and communications manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494

Notes for editors

North West Adventures is run by Matt Higham who has more than 15 years’ experience of traditional and sport rock climbing throughout Britain, Europe and Thailand. He has extensive experience of involvement in running charity abseiling events. For more information, visit