Mablethorpe duo set to tackle 75-foot charity abseil

Clive Curry and his daughter Chantel from Mablethorpe will be scaling down Wilko's store in Lincoln this Saturday, tackling a 75-foot charity abseil challenge for learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust. EMN-141020-130219001
Clive Curry and his daughter Chantel from Mablethorpe will be scaling down Wilko's store in Lincoln this Saturday, tackling a 75-foot charity abseil challenge for learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust. EMN-141020-130219001

A father and daughter duo from Mablethorpe are taking on a 75-foot abseil to help raise funds for local learning disability charity, Linkage Community Trust.

Clive Curry, 54, and his daughter Chantel, 25, will be scaling down the Wilkinson’s store located in Lincoln’s City Square this Saturday (October 25), between 9am and 4pm.

But if that isn’t crazy enough for you, Clive and Chantel want to go that extra-mile in the name of charity and have decided to take part in the challenge wearing animal onsies.

Clive will be seen flying down the building in a dragon onesie and Chantel has decided to do it in a Chinese Happy Cat costume.

This challenge will also have a special significance as Clive and Chantel will be doing the charity abseil in memory of local lad Marcus Shaw, 21, who was a family friend of the duo who sadly died during a road collision last month.

Clive said: “Both myself and my daughter Chantel work for this long running charity that is the Linkage Community Trust, which helps to support people with learning difficulties.

“They have had a huge amount of success over the years with aiding individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations.”

He added: “We’ve decided to do this abseil not just to raise funds for Linkage, but also to help raise its profile and image to those who are not aware of the fantastic work they do.

“By supporting us, you are supporting a wonderful organisation that is focused so hard on the individuals that matter.”

Fundraising and development manager, Julie Stubbs said: “It should be a great spectacle with Clive and Chantel in their fancy dress and well done to them.

“There are still spaces left in this new event for Linkage so people can turn up on the day and pay £30.

“We’re raising money for new transport for the people we support across Lincolnshire.”

The duo are hoping to reach their fundraising target of at least £300.

To sponsor Clive and Chantel in their charity abseil for the Linkage Community Trust, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/clivecurry.