Blind charity leap of faith

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THERE are still a few places left to abseil from one of Derby’s tallest buildings as part of a fund-raising drive for Sight Support Derbyshire.

The event takes place on Saturday, September 10, at 11am, at the 200ft-tall Jurys Inn Hotel, in the centre of Derby. Minimum sponsorship is £100, with all equipment and training provided. Organisers say almost anyone over 14 can take part, irrespective of ability, size or confidence.

Director of Sight Support Derbyshire Howard Birchall, who is registered blind, said: “The money we will raise from the abseil will make a real difference to the everyday lives of blind or visually impaired people.”

For more information go to www.sightsupportderbyshire.org.uk