Staff go to new heights for charity

13th December 2017

Staff from Gilbert Stephens Solicitors donned their Santa suits and took to the heights of Princesshay Car Park last week to raise money for YMCA Exeter and raise awareness of youth homelessness.  Brave Santa abseilers Carolyn McAndrew, Paul Kibbler, Cheryl Bolt and Antonia D’Alessio sadly did not have Rudolph to assist them with landing back on the ground, so down the rope it was!

Antonia said: “The advice is not to look down, but that’s easier said than done when 100 feet above Exeter – you have to make the most of the view! Thankfully we were not deterred by the challenge ahead, and we all enjoyed the descent.  It was a fun event for a great charity and I would definitely do it again.

“So far the event has raised £4000 for YMCA Exeter, which is fantastic.  If anyone would like to donate there is still time with the Just Giving site remaining open for a further 3 months.  Funds raised will help to support those transitioning from vulnerable accommodation into their new home at YMCA Exeter.  Every year the charity provides Support Accommodation for almost 100 young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness within the city.”

Full photos of the event can be found here: