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Haven House Charity Abseil

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Harlow three brave colleagues decide to drop off the side of the 100ft high water tower in aid of Haven House Children’s Hospice.

With absolutely no previous experience or training they registered at very short notice for the event with only a week to get sponsorship from friends and family.

Kate Moretta our Service Department Administration Supervisor, dressed as She-Ra, was first to climb up the tower. Kate made her descent with real grace while waving to her family on the ground.

Next in line was Adam Ruggles our Service Support Manager, dressed to match his team mate as He-Man, Adams descent could not be described as graceful but confidently kicked his legs and waved to his family including his very excited 3yr old son Ollie.

Finally it was Carl Olseen our Contract Managers turn, unfortunately he couldn’t be convinced to dress as Skeletor but was flying the SCCI Alphatrack flag in a company polo shirt. From the ground we couldn’t work out why it was taking so long for Carl to make his descent and later found out it was because he refused to let go of the safety rope! Needless to say Carl came down at speed without a wave or turn for the camera wanting the whole experience to be over with as quickly as possible!

They raised a total of £748.53 between the three of them at very short notice which was absolutely fantastic. Hats off to all three of them as from the ground it looked extremely high let alone from the top of the tower. A well-deserved beer in the sunshine was had after the event.

Haven House has supported over 600 families, looking after children and young people aged from birth to 19 years old who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and with donations are planning on doubling the number of families they can provide their service to.

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