A fearless foursome from Slater and Gordon took fundraising to new heights by abseiling almost 200ft down the side of Manchester’s Trafford Centre.
Steve Hill, Serena Reilly, Nicole McEntee and Paul Macbeth braved the ‘drop and shop’ challenge at the centre’s iconic bell tower in aid of road safety charity Brake.
All work in the firm’s personal injury team helping victims of serious road traffic accidents and see first-hand how devastating the consequences can be.
For Steve, 38, the fundraiser left a lasting impression as he has a fear of heights. His secret? Don’t look down!
He said: “In my youth, in scouts and school, I’ve been to the top of several abseils and always point blank refused to go down.
“The fact that this was for charity made it different, I felt like it had to be done. I thought if I looked down I wouldn’t do it so I just stared very intently at the brick wall in front of me.
“It was a challenge, but I was pleased with myself for doing it because it’s difficult when you are scared of heights.”
The group, who work in the firm’s office on Mosley Street, Manchester, raised more than £800 in sponsorship from colleagues, family and friends, with donations still rolling in.
Steve, a dad-of-two from Altrincham, Cheshire, added: “We represent people who are dealing with life-changing injuries as a result of road accidents, which are usually caused by someone being careless or reckless. You spend a lot of time with them and you see it’s not just their life that has been devastated, but the lives of their family as well.
“Brake campaigns to make people drive more safely, which is a fantastic cause that’s worth supporting.”
For more information about the charity go to www.brake.org.uk