Home   News   Charities   Article

Charity abseil staged at Thomas Place, Maidstone supports 30 good causes in Kent

By Simon Dolby

Frances Morris from Ashford, supporting East Kent Hospital Trust.

Frances Morris from Ashford, supporting East Kent Hospital Trust.

More than 100 abseilers from across the county braved a death-defying drop to raise funds for charity.

Thirty charities and good causes will receive a slice of the £21,000 raised at the event, which was staged by the KM Charity Team as part of its support for the charitable sector.

The highest individual fundraiser was Lorna Woodage who raised £700 for Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled. The group raising the most was Fran’s Freefallers from Maidstone who raised £5k for the Stroke Association. Clive Hudson, 71, was the oldest abseiler and supported the Motor Neurone Association in East Kent and 16-year-old Megan Rivers was the youngest participant, taking part for the Stroke Association.

Steve Elson impressed the crowds dressing as Spiderman. He abseiled for Tiger Paws, the Tiger Primary School PTA.

Simon Dolby from the KM Charity Team created a video news report at the event: ” This is always an emotional event to be involved with. There are occasional pros who bounce down the wall at speed, but for most people stepping over the edge is a huge deal. The joy and relief at having completed such a personal challenge, tied to the fact participants are usually raising funds for a cause that really matters to them, creates a powerful mix of emotions.

Event partners included Wilkins Kennedy accountants, Housing and Care 21, Maidstone Scaffolding and Over the Edge Adventures. The event took place at the Housing and Care 21 property at Thomas Place, Maidstone.  

The next KM Charity Challenge events include the KM Colour Run, KM Big Bike Ride, KM Charity Walk, KM Assault Course Challenge, Cornwallis It’s a Knockout Challenge and another abseil challenge due to be staged in November. To find out more visit www.kmcharitychallenge.co.uk



Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More