Welwyn Hatfield MP to dive 160ft from crane
PUBLISHED: 11:00 02 October 2011
HAVING already abseiled down the front of a shopping centre for charity this year, Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps is to now bungee jump at Stanborough Lakes and is encouraging residents to join him in his fundraising efforts.
The housing and local government minister will be lifted 160ft high before he plummets towards the WGC lake to help raise awareness for the YMCA Central Herts and Herts Young Homeless Group, which is working to prevent homelessness and improve the lives of young people in the area.
The MP, who abseiled down the Galleria for the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy in July, said: “I’m really looking forward to taking a leap for Herts Young Homeless Group and YMCA Central Herts next month, not only for the exhilarating experience but most importantly to raise money for two essential local charities. We want to get as many people involved as we possibly can.
“So come and join me and take the fall for homelessness!”
Herts Young Homeless Group, based in Old Hatfield, is committed to making a real difference to the lives of young people aged 16 – 24 in Hertfordshire who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and have helped 2,500 last year.
Some of the money that is raised by the Charity Lake Leap will go towards ensuring that these services continue to run and keep expanding.
Registration for the event on Sunday October 16 is £25 and entrees must raise at least £100 in sponsorship.
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