Together with friends and family, they bravely waited their turn, the wind began to howl and nerves grew. Eventually everyone descended safely, with many eager to go again!
Thank you to all the Newcastle Soroptimists and Mencap volunteer Maxine Farley for taking part.
Their efforts raised the fantastic sum of £1237 for Mencap.
Soroptimist International is an organisation for professional women. They work to advance human rights and the status of women.
I'd like to say thank you for the support we received before the event and on the day itself. The abseil was very well organised and it really made a difference to know that Mencap was so involved in supporting us.
Joan Macbeth, on behalf of the Soroptimists' abseil team
Want to get involved?
If you would like to abseil in aid of Mencap, contact your local fundraising office for further details.