Intrepid churchwarden leads family over the edge

Churchwarden Valerie Locks writes:

I’m writing to confirm your probably long held view that I’m crazy! Three generations – almost 200 years – of Locks launched themselves off the ArcelorMittal Orbit last Saturday in support of St John’s Hospice, London.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is a stunning sculpture and observation tower in Stratford, East London.

Designed by Turner prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond for the 2012 Olympic Games, the ArcelorMittal stands 114.5 m (376 feet) high

As said by our youngest daughter Charlotte, director of fundraising at St John’s Hospice “Led by our Matriarch, the clan ranging in ages from 81-14 joined our abseil making it a true family event.”

St John’s cares for more than 4,500 people living with life-limiting illnesses and their loved ones across North London each year, making it a project close to home in many ways for all of us.

Every pound and penny we raise will support St John’s Hospice, London directly (we are covering the actual cost of the stunt), enabling them to reach more people and provide more care when it is needed most.

We would be so grateful for any sponsorship you can give via the link above. The deadline for giving is the end of October.

Thank you so much.

Valerie, daughter Charlotte and granddaughters Rebeca, Lara, Amelie and Jessie

Posted On: Wednesday 27th September, 2023

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