Daring Dexter descends for charity

Dexter BL in abseiling gear stood in front of a Maggie's tent

Year 6 pupil, Dexter B-L, has raised thousands of pounds for charity by abseiling down Langley Castle.

Participating in his first proper abseil, Dexter took on the 90ft challenge, raising over £1,000 for Maggie’s, the cancer care charity at the Freeman Hospital.

It was his first proper abseil and it was a bit scary but really exhilarating! It was a perfect, sunny day and Dexter was very brave and really enjoyed the whole experience.

"I really enjoyed the whole experience and felt really excited when I had finished," said Dexter.  

"The views from the top were pretty special too.

"The scariest moment was stepping over the turrets of the castle and seeing how far down it was!"

Dexter, along with his mum who also took part on the day, chose to support Maggie’s charity as they are local to where the family lives and do amazing work in supporting people diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Ms Brissenden, said: "I have abseiled off the Tyne Bridge before, but Dexter had only done a really small one during an adventure week, and I knew he would enjoy the challenge.

"It feels great that the money will make a difference to families in our local area and support them when they need it the most. People have been very generous, including lots of Dexter's school friends, so we are very grateful for their donations."

The link is still open if anyone would like to donate to this very worthy, local charity:

Claire Brissenden is fundraising for Maggie's Centres (justgiving.com)

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