Retired vicar abseils 150ft quarry for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:17 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:17 24 October 2018

Clive Roberts after completing his abseil. Picture: Wendy Roberts

Clive Roberts after completing his abseil. Picture: Wendy Roberts

Wendy Roberts

A Clevedon vicar abseiled 150ft down a quarry for charity.

Revd Clive Jennings, of Christchurch, was one of 14 people to help Springboard Opportunity Group by taking the ‘leap of faith’.

For many of them it was their first abseil and while the challenge at Sandford quary was daunting, it did not leave Revd Jennings overawed.

He said: “I enjoyed every moment especially the view. It was a wonderful day.”

Members of Christchurch were not surprised when he announced he would be testing his faith to the limit for Springboard.

He added: “Springboard has a very special place in our lives and our community. When Mandy, my wife, asked if I would abseil off a quarry for it, I didn’t hesitate in saying yes.

“The congregation was not surprised and was very generous with donations.”

The amount raised will be announced shortly.

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