Student braves heights for fundraiser

Joely Lightbown, left, abseiling down Peacehaven Heights
Joely Lightbown, left, abseiling down Peacehaven Heights

A SHOREHAM Academy student has braved heights of 115ft to raise money for disabled, disadvantaged and cared-for children.

Joely Lightbown, 12, took part in the Adventure Unlimited fundraising event at Peacehaven Heights.

She abseiled down the cliffs on Sunday, September 22, to raise money towards the charity’s activity days for youngsters.

Mum Jennie Tindall said Joely had gone along with three friends to the event, and although others taking part had found the climb difficult, Joely had ‘been the best’ and completed it without difficulty.

A spokesman for Adventure Unlimited, which is based in Brighton and Hove, said: “We are a charity that aims to enrich the lives of young people, in particular those from disadvantaged backgrounds, through exciting, outdoor adventurous and educational events.”

The abseil gave youngsters from the age of eight the chance to experience stunning views and give them a sense of adventure.

Jennie is heading off on her own adventure next week, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for Kiya Survivors. Visit to make a donation.