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Posted: 2012-03-19

KMS Principal braves 100 foot abseil for Forget-Me-Not Hospice

Principal of Kirklees Music School, Thom Meredith, was one of 90 volunteers who braved a windy (but mercifully dry) day on March 8th 2012 to abseil 100 feet down the side of the University of Huddersfield’s Central Services building.  All those involved had been approached by the Mayor of Kirklees to support his charity appeal in aid of Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice and as KMS has been a strong supporter of the Hospice for many years, Mr Meredith needed little persuading.

“The Hospice is such a worthwhile cause and KMS has been associated with their fundraising drives for many years now – I couldn’t say no!” he said. “It was a nerve-wracking experience and stepping over a safety barrier with a 100 foot drop beneath you and nothing but a rope to hang onto goes against every fibre of your being.  After a few metres, however, you start to relax and enjoy the sensation.  My legs were like jelly at the bottom, but it was an exhilarating experience and I would quite like to have done it again!”

The event looks to have raised in the region of £20,000 for the Hospice and thanks go to all those who sponsored the intrepid abseilers!  Sky diving next anyone...?