THERE are numerous things you could do to mark your 85th year. You could email or write to 85 acquaintances; or perhaps the idea of meeting friends for coffee 85 times in a year appeals.
However, if you’re brave like Joan Dampney, you’ll take on the challenge of abseiling down an 85 foot cliff - Blacknor South in Portland.
Joan is doing just that on Saturday 29th March to raise funds for Autism Wessex, of which she is a trustee.
Joan said: “I’ve always wanted to abseil so I’m taking on an 85ft cliff in my 85th year. I have been involved with the charity since 1972 so when I saw this opportunity I couldn’t resist; I know I’ll be in safe hands so I’m not worried. The work the charity does is varied and far reaching so I hope to help generate vital funds for this work to continue.”
Joan will be joining the Mayor of Dorchester, Councillor Stella Jones who has already signed up.
Registration costs just £10 with a minimum sponsorship to raise £100 for Autism Wessex. The fundraising team would be delighted to help with event ideas to support individual fundraising activities, such as organised cake sales or a car wash.
Registration can be completed via the charity’s website at www.autismwessex.org.uk. For anything further info contact Paul Reade on 01202 703597 or email firstname.lastname@example.org