The Mayor of Stone abseiled 60ft down the training tower at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters on Friday 10th April.
Mayor Cathy Collier took on the challenge in a bid to boost funds for the five organisations she has chosen to support during her term in office. The Mayor was joined on the abseil by Assistant Town Clerk and Mayor’s Secretary Jackie Allen.
Money is still coming in, but the pair definitely raised over £200. The charities are Alzheimers Drop-in-Club, Stone & District Stroke Club, District Scouts, District Guides and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Mayor Collier said:
“I feel very strongly about the charities that I have chosen to support. They all hold a special place in my heart and do a fantastic job for members of the community, both young and old alike.
“I have been trying to come up with a variety of ways to raise money for the organisations and have already done card making demonstrations, street collections and themed events which have been generously supported by the people of Stone.
“However, the abseil was a real challenge for both Jackie and I, as we are both terrified of heights!”
Anyone who would like to add a donation to the amount raised can call Jackie Allen on 01785 619734, or email Jackie.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the town council offices.