Brendoncare seeks daredevils to join 87-year-old David for abseil challenge

Local charity Brendoncare is hosting an abseil down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower on 22nd July. One of the people taking part is 87 year old David Leonard.

David said, “My wife and I moved to Emsworth two and a half years ago, and heard about the Kurling club through the local community centre. We have been playing weekly since then. It’s really good fun. I am taking on the abseil to raise money for the charity's work, as it is such a strong support for many people in their local community.”

As well as ten care homes, Brendoncare runs over 90 friendship and wellbeing clubs across Hampshire and Dorset, supporting over 1400 people every year through a wide range of activities including luncheon clubs, activity clubs, clubs in pubs or garden centres and weekend clubs.

Phoebe Day, Fundraising Manager at Brendoncare, said “The abseil is such a great opportunity to provide much-needed support to the charity, which can only continue thanks to the kind donations and support of the public. Take on the challenge of abseiling 100 metres down the Spinnaker Tower and enjoy the incredible views across the Solent, while raising money to support vulnerable older people.”

There are limited spaces for this event, and a new discounted price of just £15 to take part. For more information and to book your place, please contact Lucy Tennant on 01962 857087 or email:

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