DARING volunteers with a head for heights are needed for an exhilarating charity challenge. 

Four charities are organising a 50ft sponsored abseil in Stroud to raise money for their separate causes.

The Door Youth Project, Allsorts, The Nelson Trust, and Stroud Valleys Project are all looking for brave thrill-seekers to abseil 50ft down the side of Ecotricity’s Lion House which is opposite Wallbridge Lock. 

The event will be held from 11am - 6pm on Saturday, September 17. 

Organisers are hoping to have 60 fundraisers, and are asking for as many people to sign up as possible.

The entry fee is £20, which helps to cover the costs of organising the event.

Participants must be 14 years or older, and each participant must raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for their chosen charity.

Ecotricity’s chief growth officer Paul Sands said: “We’re delighted to provide a 50-foot wall and plenty of applause for the intrepid participants!”

“It’s great to be welcoming these fantastic charities to Ecotricity’s home, literally scaling new heights to raise money for important causes.”

Established in 1991 The Door is a Christian-based youth project for the benefit of all young people aged 11 to 25 and their families. The charity currently supports over 250 individuals every week on a one-to-one basis with many more attending youth clubs across the district.

Allsorts provides activities and support groups for children and young adults with additional needs and their families in Gloucestershire. Members can borrow a variety of specialised toys and equipment while also socialising with other families.

Stroud-based charity The Nelson Trust has been helping people fighting addiction turn their lives around for over three decades.

Stroud Valleys Project works with communities on a wide range of conservation and natural habitat maintenance projects. From building an eel pass at Arundel Mill Pond to planting over 5,000 native trees across the district to working with the community at Bisley Old Road Allotments.

The event is being supported by Ecotricity and sponsored by WSP Solicitors and Randall & Payne Chartered Accountants.

If you’d like to challenge yourself and take part in the abseil, either contact the charity you want to support directly and they will help you sign up, or visit stroudabseil.org.uk and follow the instructions.