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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."


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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.

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"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!

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