Get on the ropes and raise money for Blackpool health trust’s charity

You have a chance to abseil 60ft down the Women and Children’s building at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

An opportunity to abseil down one of Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s tallest buildings on the Summer Solstice is up for grabs.

Members of the public can sign up to abseil 60ft down the Women and Children’s Unit in aid of the Blue Skies Hospitals Fund – the charity of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – on Wednesday, June 21, between 5.30am and 6pm.

Nicci Hayes, Fundraising Officer for Blue Skies, said: “We would love people to come and join us to celebrate the Summer Solstice by abseiling from the roof of the Women and Children’s Unit.

“Not only will you have great fun, but you’ll be supporting a very good cause.

“Dare to face your fears and see Blackpool from a different angle!”

Managed by professional company Adventure 21, participants will be in safe hands as they drift downwards on this thrilling journey. All necessary training will be given on the day.”

Places are limited and participants need to register to take part. Spectators are allowed at ground level and fancy dress is optional – as long as it is safe to abseil in.

Nicci added: “Why not make 2017 the year that you do something different!”

Early timeslots are available so there will be time to do an abseil, watch the sunrise and have breakfast when the hospital restaurant opens at 7am.

For further information and a registration pack, please contact Nicci Hayes on 01253 957904 or or book online at:

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