Melbourn salon team take on abseil challenge for autism charity

PUBLISHED: 18:20 23 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:44 23 October 2018

Alison Hopwood - fourth from left- and her fellow abseilers,  who took on the challenge for the National Autistic Society. Picture: Courtesy of Alison Hopwood

Alison Hopwood - fourth from left- and her fellow abseilers, who took on the challenge for the National Autistic Society. Picture: Courtesy of Alison Hopwood

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The team from a Melbourn salon and their friends have abseiled 300ft down a London tower to raise money for the National Autistic Society.

Alison Hopwood and her fellow abseilers,  who took on the challenge for the National Autistic Society. Picture: Courtesy of Alison HopwoodAlison Hopwood and her fellow abseilers, who took on the challenge for the National Autistic Society. Picture: Courtesy of Alison Hopwood

Alison Hopwood and her team at Third Generation challenged themselves to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in Stratford for the good cause.

She told the Crow: “It was high, windy, sunny, scary but exhilarating and challenging, with tears and screams all thrown into the mix.

“As a team we did it – it strengthens us together and makes us stronger, knowing we are helping others and putting a spotlight on a charity that puts energy into helping others.

“We have now counted up the total, and have raised £1,500 for the charity.

ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Picture: Courtesy of Alison HopwoodArcelorMittal Orbit tower in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Picture: Courtesy of Alison Hopwood

“In the job we do at ‘3rd Gen’, we come across many children and adults who lives are daily touched by autism so we wanted to raise awareness and show we have some understanding of the condition, which effects so many families in our area and up and down the UK.

“Thank you to everyone that has sponsored us and supported us in this challenge.”

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