Harlow College employees unite for cancer charity fundraiser

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FIVE Harlow college employees faced their fears and abseiled down the 120 foot Church Langley water tower in aid of Teens Unite.

Teens Unite is a charity that gives emotional support to teenagers who have been diagnosed with, are recovering from or who have suffered from cancer. The charity often hold workshops and residential meet-ups so the teens have someone to talk too.

Nishall Garala and Jenny Reynolds were two of the five who took part and both had their own reasons for deciding to abseil and raise money for the charity.

Jenny, hospitality tutor at the college, said: “I am doing it to conquer my fears of heights and also doing this in memory of my mother who lost her battle with cancer a couple of years ago. She happened to be very passionate about young people who suffered with cancer and this is why I chose Teens Unite.”

 

MP Rob Halfon showing support to Harlow College ab-sailors

 

 

 

 

Ariel View of the Church Langley, watertower in Harlow

 

 

The day proved to be a very positive occasion and even Rob Halfon the MP for Harlow came down to support everyone as they descended the Harlow landmark.

Nishall confirmed that a total of £1,488.50 was raised for the charity, which was nearly three times the target they had been hoping to reach of £500.

 

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