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PUBLISHED: 08:30 09 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:10 10 May 2010
BRAVE fundraisers from the Reporter s area took part in a 110ft-abseil down Harlow Water Tower on Sunday. Madeleine Cassidy and Iris Evans from Saffron Walden-based charity Support 4 Sight took on the daunting challenge organised by Harlow Rotary Club and
BRAVE fundraisers from the Reporter's area took part in a 110ft-abseil down Harlow Water Tower on Sunday.
Madeleine Cassidy and Iris Evans from Saffron Walden-based charity Support 4 Sight took on the daunting challenge organised by Harlow Rotary Club and raised more than £1000.
"My abseil was amazing," said charity director Ms Cassidy. "I got a real buzz from it and I think my descent was fast, almost too fast, because I wished it could have lasted longer!
"Once I touched the ground, I was on a real high and wanted to do it again! What made it even more wonderful was that a group of friends, staff and volunteers from Support 4 Sight came along to cheer us on."
The money will be used to help run the charity on George Street and pay for home visit for people who are losing their sight.
Jonathan Fox from Stansted is a veteran of the event and took part in his sixth abseil down the water tower. With his friend Jim Cox the pair have raised more than £500 for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
"I think we have become adrenaline junkies," said Mr Fox. "It's about putting yourself out of your comfort zone and doing something for a good cause.
"This is my sixth time taking part in the event, but I still get nervous beforehand. I think the most difficult part is climbing up the spiral staircase and vertical ladders to get to the top!