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Jo Green, Kimberly Douglas and Cleo and Adrian Woodall post abseil!

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After the success of her Sky Dive event last year, Tori Caine was keen to come up with another ‘extreme’ event to raise funds for PLANETS as well as help our supporters tick off another life experience!  Tori has been a wonderful, inspirational addition to our PLANETS volunteer team, giving up hours and hours of her free time to attend meetings and organise big events.  She first approached Neil in 2013 with a view to arranging a one off sky dive event as a thank you for the successful treatment her Mum, Linda Caine, received for pancreatic cancer at Southampton General and has never looked back – which we are very happy about!!  Tori’s abseil idea proved to be very popular with the team and subsequently with our supporters who happily signed up to throw themselves off the Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quay.

The forecast leading up to the weekend had looked a little dubious but the sun was shining on Saturday morning and continued to shine all weekend which pretty much reflected the atmosphere.  Although there were a few nerves beforehand, everyone got to the bottom of the tower with a huge smile on their face and lunches, coffees and even cocktails in the sunshine followed with no one in a rush to end their experience.  We had former patients, current patients, family, friends and even Mrs Neil Pearce (the lovely Becky) descending down the Spinnaker, a fantastic mix of people, young and old.  Tori even managed to rope (!) her Mum and Dad, Linda and John, in to have a go.  Both of whom seemed to take it in their stride!

This really was a special weekend, enjoyed by everyone and with a great deal of awareness raised with the prominent stand at the bottom of the Spinnaker Tower.  We look forward to finding out the fundraising total which we expect to be in to 5 figures!

Thank you to all the people that abseiled, the people that gave up their time to help out and especially to Tori for putting her heart and soul into the event and making it such a fun, worthwhile weekend.


Linda, Tori and John Caine


Our PLANETS stand!


Wendy Fernley and Claire Brazier


The Saturday abseil gang!


Tori Caine and Neil Pearce


Layla Stephen


UHS Chief Executive Fiona Dalton


John Caine with daughter & event organiser Tori


Becky Pearce and Michelle Hughes


A full album of photos is available to view on our facebook page




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