Abseiling for Charity
On the 5th August Mrs Crank, HR Team Leader, completed a 100 metre abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise money for Mesothelioma UK (the asbestos-related cancer) in memory of her mother.
Mrs Crank raised just over £700 for the charity by descending the tower on a gloriously sunny day supported by her family, friends and Rainham School For Girls colleagues. Once she reached the ground, Mrs Crank, who seemed as cool as a cucumber, was asked how she felt and she replied "Wonderful!"
The tower, which is 170m tall can flex by 150mm in high winds and has 587 stairs to reach the Sky Deck. The distance abseiled by Mrs Crank is more than the height of Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty and is one and a half times as long as the wingspan of a 747.
By raising money for Mesothelioma UK, Mrs Crank has supported the charity in providing specialist information, support and education, and helped to improve the care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma cancer patients and their carers.