Daredevils take the plunge

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DAREDEVIL fund-raisers are being called to action for an abseil from Bamburgh Castle.

The Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), which runs the Pegasus horse riding centre in Tranwell, has organised the event to boost funds for its work throughout the UK.

So far 30 adventurers, including Paralympic Gold medallist Liz Stone, have signed up to take on the challenge of lowering themselves over the side of the castle’s Constable Tower, pledging to raise at least £100 for the charity.

However, the abseil is also open to anyone over the age of eight wishing to take part on the day.

RDA Chairman Sam Orde, who is also joining in, said: “We are asking as many people as possible to sign up for this exciting event to raise funds for RDA. We rely on donations to carry out our work and any money raised will help us provide more opportunities to ride and carriage drive for people with disabilities.”

Abseil Northumberland will be supervising the event, which is one of a series of fundraising initiatives being organised by the castle as RDA is its charity of the year.

The abseil will take place on Sunday, August 28. Anyone wishing to join in can turn up on the day from 1.30pm and pay a minimum donation of £10. For more information visit www.rda.org.uk