Abseilers brave vertigo to descend Barking Town Hall for charity

PUBLISHED: 10:13 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:32 30 July 2013

Suzie Playle abseils down the side of the town hall

Suzie Playle abseils down the side of the town hall


Braving the heights of the town hall, fundraisers took to descending its steep sides by abseil.

Tim Nurcombe abseils down the side of the Town HallTim Nurcombe abseils down the side of the Town Hall

Some 46 took part in the vertical challenge, including a handful of youngsters, to abseil down Barking Town Hall on Saturday.

Close to £2,000 was raised for Barking Kidz Klub, a club for children aged five to 11 that combines fun with exploring Christianity, that organised the thrilling three-storey descent.

“It was very exciting,” said Muriel Kakoni, the club’s founder. “A few people, myself included, a bit scared but we managed to do it and it went well.

“You have to really go beyond that fear and take up the challenge to do something different.”

The money raised will go towards activities for the club’s 80 registered children who meet every Saturday morning during term time at Gascoigne Primary School.

The group also recently received a £200 cheque from Asda Barking after the supermarket store ran a charity scheme which saw shoppers vote for local charities.

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