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Public urged to support charity abseil down Ireland’s tallest hotel

Age Action, the national charity for older people, is urging the public to take part in one of Ireland’s most thrilling “walks” – down the side of the country’s tallest hotel, the city’s 17-storey Clarion in Limerick city.

The adrenaline will be pumping on Saturday, April 27, when the expert abseil team running the event set up on the roof of the 200-foot high building at Steamboat Quay.   It is hoped that up to 100 people will take the opportunity for a unique abseiling experience. 

“We organised the first abseil down the Clarion Hotel last year and people were blown away by the experience,” abseil organiser Mark Duggan said. “More than 40 people did the abseil, describing it was one of the most exhilarating experiences of their life. Thanks to sponsorship by Bluebird Care, we are offering this unforgettable adventure to more people in April, while helping to raise funds for Age Action and other charities.” 

Last year, in addition to Age Action, nine other charities benefited from funds raised.  Again this year, Age Action is opening the event to other charities.  To take part in this year’s abseil, participants must pay a €85 registration fee, with the rest of the funds they raise going towards their charity of choice.  In return they will receive full training and equipment for the abseil. 

Age Action is interested in getting clubs and charities from the region to recruit abseilers. Age Action itself currently urgently needs funds to enable it continue its work with older people.  It provides computer training course, a home DIY and visitation service, an information service, life-long learning groups and research and advocacy service for older people.  Last year the charity directly helped over 30,000 older people. 

Registration has now closed for this event.

If you would like further information please contact abseil organiser Mark Duggan on 01-4756989 or by email at: markd@ageaction.ie

 

FOR MEDIA QUERIES CONTACT EAMON TIMMINS, HEAD OF ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATIONS, AGE ACTION, 01-4756989 OR 087-9682449.