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Money will be raised for Camrose Centre
THRILL-SEEKERS will be throwing themselves off what is billed as the world’s tallest mobile bungee in a Basingstoke pub car park next weekend to raise money for a local homeless charity.
Ex-service users of the Camrose Centre will be among the fundraisers taking on the challenge on Sunday, August 18, at The White Hart to raise money for the centre.
They, along with other friends and supporters of the charity, will be taking on a 200ft bungee jump from a crane in the car park of the pub, in London Road.
Catherine Goswell, line manager of the charity, who also helped to organise the event, said: “We’ve got around 15 or 20 people taking part.
“I think they’re mad, and I think the nerves are kicking in now, but it should be a great event.
“It should really help raise the profile of the charity – but I can’t believe they’re doing it. It’s meant to be the tallest mobile bungee in the world.”
All are welcome to attend the event, which will run from midday until 10pm, with the jumps taking place between midday and 2pm.
Anyone over 14 can have a go but the charge of £60 will just cover the cost of the jump and will not go towards the charity. Anyone 14-16 will need parental permission.
To help raise further funds, live music will be performed and people will be encouraged to make donations to the Camrose Centre. A raffle is also being held and the charity is seeking prize donations.
Catherine said that the charity, currently operating out of Glebe Hall, in Church Square, is in desperate need of new, permanent premises and any money raised will go towards that goal.
She said: “We would love new premises and it would make a huge difference for our service users if we were able to do that.
“I’d like to raise a couple of thousand pounds – hopefully people will come along and show their support.”
The Camrose Centre helps those who are homeless and vulnerable, and offers its clients breakfast and a hot lunch, games, advice on a wide variety of issues, and the use of telephone and computer facilities.
To make a donation to the charity visit or for more information on how to support the event, call Catherine on 01256 423894.
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