Bevington mum is abseiling down the Avon Gorge for Meningitis UK
AN INTREPID mum-of-two is preparing to abseil 250 feet down Bristol’s Avon Gorge.
Caroline Newman, 39, is taking on the charity abseil to raise money to tackle deadly meningitis.
She will be traversing her way down the sheer rock face of Bristol’s Avon Gorge, next to Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge, this Saturday.
The abseil challenge is a staggering 250 feet in height.
She is raising money for Meningitis UK and the Meningitis Trust to finance research into a vaccination for the deadly disease and provide support for those affected by meningitis.
Caroline and her family live in Bevington, near Berkeley, and she grew up in Hillesley.
The civil servant did a bit of abseiling as a child but has not attempted anything similar to this before.
She said she was feeling a little apprehensive as the abseil approached.
“I’m a little bit nervous,” she laughed. “I’m hoping it doesn’t rain.”
She’s pleased to be raising money for the UK’s leading meningitis charity.
“It’s a really good cause,” she said. “We’ve got two little children and meningitis is very much at the forefront at nursery. We also know a few people who have been affected.”
Her husband Richard and sons Patrick, four, and Edward, three, will be there to watch her descent.
For more information or to donate, visit www.justgiving.com/Caroline-Newman13