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Brave duo in leap of faith

AN INTREPID pair will be abseiling from the top of an historic building to raise money for a borough charity.

AN INTREPID pair will be abseiling from the top of an historic building to raise money for a borough charity.

Sophie Webster and Scott Embley will descend from the roof of Fort Dunlop, Erdington in aid of Solihull Life Opportunities (SoLO).

The pair are refusing to let their disabilities get in the way of the challenge and are already collecting sponsorship.

Janet Down, SoLO’s chief executive, said: “This is a very exciting venture for us. Two years ago we organised an abseil down the John Lewis building, but this year our intrepid abseilers wanted to go higher – so Fort Dunlop it was. We are giving an added dimension and encouraging our participants to undertake the activity in fancy dress – so who knows what we will be seeing on the day!”

The abseil will be taking place on May 8 and is one of several new fundraisers to be organised by SoLO.

Fort Dunlop stands 24 metres high and was redeveloped a few years ago. The Solihull News’ head office is housed on the top-floor of the former tyre factory

If you would like to sponsor Sophie and Scott then send a cheque to SoLO HQ, St Andrew’s Centre, Pike Drive, Chelmsley Wood, B37 7US. All donations should be made payable to SoLO - which helps children and adults with learning disabilities.

 

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