Abseiling for Chernobyl Children’s Charity

Abseil 1000 is an event organised to raise funds for Chernobyl Children International in the year of the 25th anniversary of the Meltdown of Reactor 4. The aim is to facilitate the development of “Homes of Hope” for the children still affected generations later. The event is a 130ft abseil from the roof of the Aviva Stadium on the 1st & 2nd of October 2011. 100% of all funds raised are going to the charity with the event being organised by a group of enthusiastic volunteers under the guidance of Mike O’ Shea of Work at Height Training. Mike says, “I am so proud that in this special 25th Anniversary year, that I can put my skills and expertise to good use for the children of Chernobyl. Despite the economic downturn, we can all do something. You will laugh, you will cry. This will be such an enjoyable experience that you will always remember as a personal highlight. I am asking everyone, young and old, abseilers for the first time, risk takers, sightseers and the daring to come and join us on the 1st or the 2nd October for an adventure of a lifetime.”

If you’d like to take part (I am, see below), you can register on this page. Once you have registered for the event, you will need to fundraise a minimum of €150.00 to participate. There’s full instructions on how to go about fundraising offline or online using their page over on their site so click through. Here’s the video from the launch event:

Now, the bit I was dreading. I’ve been going back and forth on whether I’ll commit to doing it myself. I’m not the biggest fan of heights (my stomach dropped watching the video above) but I loved the activities in Kippure Estate and the charity is fantastic so…….I’m in. I figure a lot of you will relish the chance to throw me off a stadium scoreboard so please consider contributing whatever you can through this link. Please also consider signing yourself up, I could use the company. 🙂

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