Emily’s Abseil for Active Futures, Saturday 12th September

Update posted by Geri Pavier On Jul 24, 2015

Fearless Great Denham Mum in Sponsored Abseil


The sponsored abseil is now confirmed for 12th September 2015. Time tbc.


Thank you all once again for your support and donations. It is very much appreciated!


Local press will be covering this event, following our coverage in the Beds on Sunday last week.



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Update posted by Geri Pavier On Jul 16, 2015


We have received an email from the National Abseil Centre in Northampton with the following information:


"Unfortunately the wind forecast for the next few days is horrendous so we've taken the decision to cancel the abseil this weekend. The forecast winds make it impossible to safely abseil down the outside of the building and we know that this is what the vast majority of people would prefer to do, rather than us move the event inside."


So, for now, the abseil has been postponed but we are hopeful we can complete the challenge on the 19th September. On the bright side, that leaves a little extra time for more training and fundraising, which has already exceeded our wildest dreams!

Thank you so much, once again, to all our supporters!

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Just stay safe and Good Luck when you are able to conquer this challenge. Frances Delaine

Edward Delaine

Update posted by Jul 16

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Update posted by Emily Andrews On Jul 06, 2015

Having EDS can be a bit of a roller coaster, so I've been battling a few flare ups and new symptoms recently. But instead of deterring me, it's making me even more determined to press ahead and do this daring abseil while I still can. I'm not sure whether I'm more afraid of the 400ft drop or climbing the steps up the tower - given that a normal flight of stairs can send my heart racing and head spinning, never mind the fatigue! But I've got the wonderful Claire on hand to push me up - and she's said she'll even push me off the ledge at the top if I feel like chickening out. So it's going to happen!

Mind you, I heard on the grapevine my folks are wishing it wouldn't. They see the everyday effects of the condition (and often pick up the pieces) so the idea of me climbing up then down a 400ft tower is giving them the heebie jeebies. My Dad suggested my sister might try and talk me out of it. I knew she wouldn't because we're both passionate about raising money for our programmes. In fact, if she was well enough she'd be joining in! But did she say any of this to Dad? Nope! Apparently she said 'Dad, really ... have you ever talked Emily out of ANYTHING?!" ... mmm, 'nuff said! So yes, I am determined and yes, I am going to do it. (Sorry Mum! Sorry Dad!)

So I can't back out now. We've had tremendous support and are half way to our 1000 goal. Wouldn't it be brilliant if we smashed it and went even further? So if you haven't already, please please support me by making a donation and spreading the word. Just don't tell Mum and Dad!!!!

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Well, now it’s 8 days - just over a week - until the BIg Day and I am wondering if I ought to have done some training for this epic adventure. Except I’m not sure how to train for something so nerve wracking and scary without bottling out! I’ve been putting a lot of pre-event effort into not saying the words ’four’ ’hundred’ and ’feet’ in the same sentence, and everyone is expressly forbidden from converting the height of the tower to its metric (122 metres now you’re asking!) Yikes!!! OK. I need to take this seriously. I’ve left it too late to recruit a body double, and there’s no bottling out because I can’t let all our fabulous supporters down. So I need a rigorous training regime. I’m going to start with a few knee bends to strengthen my knees (in case they tremble), and I am definitely going to start on some neck stretches to make sure I can keep my head up and DON’T LOOK DOWN. That should d

Emily Andrews

Update posted by Jul 10

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Well done Emily, Claire & Anja

Great Denham Primary School

Backed with £65.00 On Sep 30, 2015

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Well done Claire & co. Fantastic! And for a great cause. Love Clare, Richard, Chloe & Joshua xxxx

Clare Smith

Backed with £30.00 On Sep 19, 2015

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Well done guys!

Chloe Scott

Backed with £26.00 On Sep 16, 2015

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Well done Emily xxx

Kate Jones

Backed with £5.00 On Sep 14, 2015

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Well done girls! Amazing effort x

Carla and John

Backed with £20.00 On Sep 13, 2015

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Good luck Em!!! Be very proud of yourself! Lots of love Lou and Myla xxx

Louise simper

Backed with £4.00 On Sep 12, 2015

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Good luck xx

Cheryl Clark

Backed with £10.00 On Sep 12, 2015

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Good luck ladies :)

Vikki Saunders

Backed with £10.00 On Sep 12, 2015

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All the best to all the team, you are fab.

Laraine Trenchard

Backed with £20.00 On Sep 12, 2015

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Good luck girls xx

Zoe Barratt

Backed with £10.00 On Sep 12, 2015

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