Supporters conquer 200ft abseil for charity
Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:19
On Saturday 1st September, brave supporters abseiled 200ft down one of Birmingham's tallest buildings in aid of charity. "Ur Challenges 2 Achieve" was an event organised by Sport Birmingham Trustee and Retired WM Police Superintendent, Keith Fraser to raise vital funds for charities Care of Police Survivors (UK COPS) and MAD Birmingham.
UK Cops is a national charity dedicated to helping families of police officers who have lost their lives on duty, and MAD Birmingham is a Sport Birmingham project that uses the power of sport to help young people from some of the most deprived parts of Birmingham to turn their lives around.
43 people chose to abseil and the event helped raise a total of more than £10,000. Keith Fraser said "urchallenges2achieve has exceeded my expectations. So proud that people coming together have been able to support the fantastic work by MAD and COPS UK. Thanks to Holiday Inn Express Snowhill for their generosity. Huge thanks to the abseilers and their supporters who made this all possible. Many worked behind the scenes and they deserve praise too."
The event also included appearances from Birmingham based Team GB gymnast Dominick Cunningham who recently won gold in 2018 Commonwealth Games and European Gymnastic Championships and ex professional boxer turned trainer and promoter Tommy Owens, both sportsmen abseiled and raised funds for both causes.
See how the event shaped up including on the day footage and live feed here