Abseil challenge for Harry's Army

165ft drop down the Tees Transporter Bridge

Our colleagues in North Shields have been proving that they have a real head for heights by abseiling 165 feet down the Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesborough to raise money for Harry's Army.

11-year-old Harry Steel lost his uncle David, who he was very close to, and then lost his dad, Steve, within a matter of months. We were honoured to be able to conduct both the funerals and support the family during such a sad time.

After his double family tragedy, Harry threw himself into fundraising and raising awareness for two charities that have become very close to his heart - Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and Maggies Cancer Care Newcastle. He's even won the Pride of the North East - Young Fundraiser of the year award in honour of his charity work.

Harry and his family organised the abseil and had 20 family and friends also taking part in the event. We've previously took part in some of the events that Harry has arranged and a number of colleagues jumped at the chance to take part in this mean feat.

Well done to James, Richard, Kieron, Nikki and Christine who took part in the abseil. People are still able to donate to Harry's page to support the worthwhile causes.

For further information contact

Sarah Pyatt

Press Officer