Abseilers smash their fundraising targets

BSUH Charity held a highly successful fundraising abseil from Brighton’s i360 on Sunday 19 May.

Despite grey skies and rain, it was smiles all round as all two dozen abseilers who ascended 450ft into the skies overcame their fears and came down by rope.

Thousands raised to benefit patients

Together, those who took part have so far raised more than £20,000 to help deliver the Charity’s vision of improving the experience of BSUH patients. The money has been raised over the past six months at cake sales, pub quizzes, a street collection and generous online donations by more than 700 individuals.

Supporters look to the skies

Despite the event’s early Sunday morning start, there was amazing support on the ground for those taking part, with more than 70 people cheering on the participants. Several proud children were awe struck as they watched their mothers bravely take part.

Making a difference for BSUH patients

Those taking part were fundraising for a variety of BSUH departments and wards across Brighton and Haywards Heath. Donations will support a number of areas including TMBU, Neurosurgery, occupational therapy, the Major Trauma Centre and cancer care.

The team of eight TMBU nurses who took part raised in excess of £7,000 for Intensive care neo natal unit.

A round of applause

Our thanks go to everyone who has donated and supported the event, to the team at Wire and Sky who facilitated the abseil on the day and reassured those and thanks to the British Airways i360 staff who looked after supporters and had tea and coffee ready for us at 0630 on a Sunday morning.

Finally, a massive thank you and to all those who took part and braved the drop!

You can still donate via the BSUH i360 abseil JustGiving page