"A team of daring drinking buddies took their friendship to another level at the weekend as they dropped 100ft to raise money for charity.
The 15-strong team of regulars at the Blackbird Pub, in Blackbird Leys, Oxford, joined the abseil down the outside of the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe, in aid of the Oxford Children’s Hospital.
According to the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Charitable Funds Team, it was one of the best turnouts at one of their abseils, and the event looks set to raise as much as £50,000 for equipment and facilities at the hospital.
The friends were inspired to take the plunge by Ciara Brennan, of Balfour Road, whose daughter Rhianna receives regular treatment at the hospital for a rare genetic disorder.
The three year old has been diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, which can affect the growth of a child physically and mentally, and means the little girl develops dangerously high levels of calcium in her body."
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Blackbird Leys pub regulars take on charity abseil (From Oxford Mail):