Intrepid Romsey duo completes charity abseil for Dentaid

Sample News Big

An intrepid duo from Romsey has completed a charity abseil to raise money for Dentaid. 

Rodger Shepherd and Mike Kelly scaled the dizzy heights for a good cause, taking on a daunting abseil down the façade of Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower. The tower, which stands 100 metres tall, provided a dramatic backdrop for the daring charity challenge. 

Mike and Rodger took on the gauntlet at the second time of asking, after the initial attempt was called off in advance due to high winds. Rodger, 68, who suffers from a fear of heights, said that he was anxious about the abseil, but admitted that he was eager to get on with it. Once he started the descent on what his first ever abseil, he didn’t look down, and just focused on getting to the bottom as quickly and safely as possible. 

Seventy-eight-year-old Mike had abseiled before, but hadn’t attempted anything on the scale of the Spinnaker Tower, and he said that he experienced a massive adrenaline rush once he started to skim down the sides of the iconic building. 

Dentaid is a dental charity, which funds projects all over the world, focusing on providing people who don’t have access to dental services with treatment and supplying equipment to communities in the developing world.

Join this Discussion

Comments are closed.