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Abseil down the Union Jack Club

London SE1 website team

Local children's charity Childhood First is looking for brave souls to take on the challenge of abseiling down 25 floors (300 feet) of the Union Jack Club in Waterloo on 10 and 11 March 2005.

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To take part participants simply pay a non-refundable registration fee of 40 and a pledge to raise 100, payable on the day of the abseil. All training will be provided on the day by fully qualified and experienced abseil instructors

Childhood First – based above the Fire Station bar in Waterloo Road – works with children and young people who have suffered abuse, neglect and severe emotional and material deprivation. All funds raised will go towards helping these children put their troubled starts behind them and to go on to lead successful, productive and happy lives.

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Childhood First's fundraising officer Siwan Stephens said: "At our last abseil, 135 brave individuals abseiled down 10 floors of the Union Jack Club and raised over 30,000. It was a fantastic day with many of the participants doing the abseil in fancy dress. As the abseil this year is going to be 25 floors, more than double the size, we hope to raise even more funds for Childhood First."

To secure a place on the abseil contact Siwan on 020 7928 7388, email [email protected]">[email protected] or visit

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