Drop everything to do challenge

FOUR tickets to Newcastle Racecourse’s Beeswing Ladies Day are up for grabs in a daredevil charity challenge.

Disability North will award the tickets for the races on July 28 to the person raising the most amount of sponsorship to complete an abseil off the Vermont Hotel in Newcastle. And the first 15 people to sign up for the event will receive a free Newcastle United scarf.

The hotel is the highest abseil point in the North East, with a 200ft drop.

Funds raised from the abseil will support Disability North’s work to promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people in the region, and provide free advice and support to anyone with an interest in disability.

The challenge will take place on Sunday, March 25.

Participants must be 16 or over and registration costs £10, with a commitment to raise at least £100 in sponsorship. To register, contact Clare Savory on 0191 284 0480, or e-mail events@disabilitynorth.org.uk