Whilst many office workers were enjoying their extra day off over the bank holiday weekend 13 fearless members of staff from Shentons Solicitors and Mediators in Winchester took the plunge in abseiling 300 feet down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower in order to raise money for Countess Mountbatten Hospice, their charity of the year.
Sentons have so far raised over £2,500 for Countess Mountbatten Hospice far exceeding their initial target of £250 and are now hoping to raise £3,000, more than 10 times their initial target.
As an extra incentive to increase donations Jon Whettingsteel, a solicitor with Shentons agreed to abseil dressed as Wonder Woman if donations reached £500 and said after ‘It felt great to fulfil a personal challenge whilst also raising money for a great cause and local charity.’
Lys Pollard, partner at the firm said we chose the Countess Mountbatten Hospice as our charity for the year because, ‘a number of members of staff have links with the hospice, which supports terminal cancer patients in its hospice and with community nurses.’
The staff want to thank everyone who has donated and came out to support them on Monday and have been amazed by the generosity shown by friends, family and business colleagues.
Donations can still be made online at https://www.justgiving.com/shentons-abseil/ or by dropping into the offices of Shentons Solicitors, in Staple Gardens, Winchester.