Amber Foundation Charity 'Plaza Plunge' abseil raises £4,500

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Amber Foundation Charity 'Plaza Plunge' abseil raises £4,500

On Thursday 19th September 2013, 46 intrepid volunteers abseiled the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Crawley, one of the tallest buildings in the area at 90ft high, in aid of the Amber Foundation.

Amber abseilLast year asb law committed to a corporate partnership with the Amber Foundation and were happy to help organise this event. We're thrilled to play our part in helping Amber raise £4,500 through this event.

asb law's Sarah Sladden was one of the first to reach the ground and was asked if she had enjoyed the experience, Sarah said “I’m thrilled I can tick it off my bucket list but I’ll never do it again!  It was really scary”.

“Once in position there was a moment of trepidation. I was scared at the top ... You have a moment to realise what you are doing and where you are going to go. The difficult bit was actually stepping out over the edge; it’s a long way down!”

Rachel Bartlett, Fundraiser for the Amber Foundation said the abseilers’ efforts would allow the charity to continue its vital work with young homeless people. Rachel added “It was a remarkable day with various different clients from asb law coming together to help our cause. To watch so many people pushing themselves way beyond their own comfort zones really was quite a sight. It was a thrilling achievement to experience something quite out of the ordinary whilst helping young homeless people in the process. Our sincere thanks to asb law for spearheading this successful event and to all those who took part, so far raising an incredible £4500."

"Thanks must also go to Worth Scaffolding who very kindly donated their services in providing a safe and secure launch platform. It is great to see such support and community spirit amongst such a diverse range of service people; we are very fortunate to have been a part of it”.

More about the Amber Foundation

Amber exists to help young people aged 17-30 who are homeless, have misused drugs or alcohol, lack self-esteem, have no qualifications and low basic skills, have been involved in crime or are ex-offenders.

Amber’s residential centres, one of which is based just outside Horsham, offer these young people a fresh start; a chance to sort out problems, build self-confidence, gain practical skills and qualifications and generally acquire the know-how for independent living and work.

Published: 26 Sep 2013

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