Magnificent seven rise to abseil challenge

They've done it - a magnificent seven-strong team from Clarke & Son Solicitors have completed an awesome abseil challenge in support of Ark Cancer Centre Charity. 

The dynamic staff from the firm of legal eagles, based in Winchester Road, Basingstoke, have raised £55,000 for Ark Cancer Centre Charity since 2015, and they are on a mission to add a further £15,000 to that total in 2018-19.

Following hot on the heels of the success of residential conveyancer Marie Pym, who raised more than £1,000 on a sponsored wing walk earlier this month, a seven-strong team today abseiled down the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

Taking on the 100-metre abseil was literally a big challenge for Amy Satele, Diane Thompson, Gemma Dixon, Jade Pym, Sian Barton and Charlotte Jelley, but the super six, plus last-minute addition Chris Dine who deputised for injured team member Jill Scott, proved they were up for the fundraising feat.

Cheered on by family and friends, the intrepid team rose to the challenge - and they have now added hundreds of more pounds to Clarke & Son's 2018-19 running total which is nearing the £10,000 mark. 

Mark Jones, director of fundraising and communications for Ark Cancer Centre Charity, said: “Congratulations to the super seven for chalking up yet another great fundraising feat by the Clarke & Son team. They are amazing supporters of Ark, and once again, members of the team have gone the extra mile to make a difference and raise vital funds.

“This was an awesome achievement by the seven abseilers, and Ark is grateful to all of them for undertaking this massive feat, and to everyone who sponsors them.”

Anyone who wants to sponsor the abseilers can still do so through the Clarke & Son page on The Good Exchange fundraising platform at

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The seven-strong fundraising team from Clarke & Son Solicitors who abseiled down the Emirates Spinnaker Tower on August 27