The Ark’s resident penguin, Tux, is braving new heights and taking on the Diverse Abilities ‘Harbourview 110ft Abseil’, overlooking Poole Harbour, on Sunday 8 June.
Tux is encouraging more local people to join him and take part to raise vital funds for the services the Dorset charity runs supporting over 600 children and adults with disabilities in Dorset.
All the staff at The Ark, located in Poole Park, are raising funds to support Tux and are asking any adrenaline seeking children and adults to take part alongside the loveable penguin and support him.
By taking part in this event, fundraisers will experience an invigorating challenge and get a huge buzz from the excitement of the descent, while raising money for the charity to provide invaluable support to the people it works with across the wide range of services. To take part in the ‘110ft Harbourview Abseil’, no experience is necessary – just lots of enthusiasm!
From the top of the abseil venue participants will be able to enjoy stunning panoramic views of Poole Harbour. Those daring to take the challenge will be harnessed up and trained by a team of professional and highly skilled abseil instructors, who will ensure that those taking part are equipped with the knowledge and training to make their abseil safe and as enjoyable as possible.
Tux said: “I’m starting to get a little nervous, but also very excited as I’ve always wanted to do an abseil. I hope that many more people sign up so we raise lots of funds for Diverse Abilities.”
To take part in the abseil, the minimum age is eight, and those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The entry fee is £10 and each participant is kindly asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100. A special discount is applicable for teams of four, with the entry fee at £30 per team.
To sign up or find out further information, please contact Sharon Wells or Lottie Forte by calling 01202 718266 or via e-mail at Sharon.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding Diverse Abilities please visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/diverseabilitiesplus