Bristol Hippodrome will host a unique abseiling event next month to raise money for Children’s Hospice South West.
Registration is now open to take part in this sponsored abseil which will allow participants to fly through the air in the main theatre before descending onto iconic stage.
The event takes place on Sunday,Â March 27 and Children’s Hospice South West is calling for people to sign up to be among the first people to take part in the challenge.
Karen Edgington, head of fundraising at Charlton Farm, was the first person to try the abseil on a recent trial day.Â ”I have abseiled before but nothing like this! It was amazing to be inside such a beautiful building. I have been to the theatre many times and seen actors fly across the stage as Peter Pan and other characters, Â but to get the chance to do that myself was extraordinary.
“The abseil sees you 60 feet above the stalls as you slide across the tyrolean traverse before lowering yourself onto the centre stage as the spotlights shine.Â It seems a lot higher than that when you’re up there as you look down over the great expanse of the stage and then glimpse out into the great auditorium!Â We hope to see as many people as possible at the eventÂ and hope many of them will be in fancy dress.
“We are so grateful to the Bristol Hippodrome for allowing this event to take place and The Outer Edge for providing the event.”
The money raised will go to support the vital work at Children’s Hospice South West, which providesÂ a sanctuary for families who have sick children to care for.
Registration is just £20 and and intrepid volunteers are asked to raise as much in sponsorship as possible.Â VisitÂ www.chsw.org.uk/abseil to see how to register.