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Charity Fundraisers Have a Head for Heights

Photo of Tim Nurcombe on the roof of the Town Hall

Usually on a Friday during the summer when we’re asking each other what’s happening at the weekend, there’s talk of family BBQs, a trip to the coast or even some gardening. But last week was different, because when we asked our Tim Nurcombe what he had planned, ‘abseiling down Barking Town Hall’ wasn’t the answer we expected!

On Saturday 27th July, Tim donned his safety gear and climbed to the summit of Barking Town Hall, taking in the clear summer’s day view, before abseiling down one of its steep sides.

46 brave people in all took part in the challenge which involved descending three storeys to be greeted on the ground by amazed onlookers who’d assembled in Barking Town Square to witness the exciting spectacle.

£2,000 Raised for Barking Kidz Club

Tim Nurcombe abseils down the side of the Town HallThe event was staged to raise money for Barking Kidz Club, a club for children aged between five and eleven, who meet every Saturday except for school holidays, to learn about life and explore Christianity through music, drama, dance and games. The club also organises trips and family fun days in the school holidays and relies heavily on the generosity of outside contributors. Almost £2,000 was raised by the abseiling fundraiser.

By the smile on his face, Tim clearly enjoyed the whole experience. We’re just wondering what he’ll do next weekend – sky diving perhaps? “Actually that could well be our next adventure,” he says. Watch this space!

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