On Sunday 4th March Lisa Metcalfe, Marketing Manager, Roland DG (UK), descended from the top of the Bristol Premier Inn hotel to raise more than £800 for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent
Located at the base of the M32 motorway and standing 200ft tall, the Bristol Premier Inn is one of the city’s tallest hotels. Lisa, accompanied by her fiancé, Iain Moncrieff, took on the mighty challenge in the wind and the rain to complete the descent to raise money for charity.
Lisa comments, “Every year, I love to take on a personal challenge whilst raising money for charity, and this year was no different. I was terrified as I stood on top of the building looking down at the spectators, spending their Sunday morning cheering on the participants, waving with one hand while clutching umbrellas in the other!"
She continues, “As I started my descent I slipped and crashed hip first followed quickly by head into the side of the wall. A little shaken, embarrassed by my unglamorous fall, but not deterred, I got back into a horizontal position, gave a smile and remembered the reason why I was putting myself through all of this so early on a Sunday morning! This year I was raising money for CLIC Sargent, the children’s cancer charity and am proud to say that between Iain and I, we raised over £800. I was overjoyed when I reached the bottom and it’s certainly something to be able to tell the children, and grandchildren, in years to come.”
As the UK's leading children's cancer charity, CLIC Sargent offers all round care and support every step of the way - during treatment in the hospital and at home, through specialist social care and support in the community and after treatment by helping survivors and supporting the bereaved.
“Having met a fellow abseiler at the event whose one year old daughter had been treated by CLIC Sargent it really brought home how important it is to continue to raise money for charities such as this – they really do make a difference and every little bit does really help."
“Thank you to all my friends and family, Roland Authorised Dealer Radecal and industry magazines; Sign Link, Copy Shop News and The Print Business, Roland’s Creative Awards competition winner Donald McCaskill from The Vinyl Cut and to Large Format Review, UKSignBoards, and Graphic Display World for their incredibly kind donations.” concludes Lisa.
Anyone wishing to support this charity can do so by visiting www.clicsargent.co.uk
[photos show Lisa and Iain on their descent - eeeek!]