Teacher’s abseil effort raises £3,000 for stroke charity

Cundall Manor School teacher Jake Kempton abseils down Battersea Power Station in London to raise money for the Stroke Association. (S)
Cundall Manor School teacher Jake Kempton abseils down Battersea Power Station in London to raise money for the Stroke Association. (S)

A TEACHER from Cundall Manor School has abseiled 100ft down Battersea Power Station to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Rope in hand, Jake Kempton dropped backwards off the top of the landmark building in London to raise £3,000 for the Stroke Association.

“My grandfather died of a stroke. I feel it is vital that funding is available for further research into the condition and for the on-going support of individuals and families of individuals living with the effects of a stroke,” he said.

“The abseil was exhilarating – it was a privilege to abseil off such an iconic building.”

Mr Kempton organises the outdoor pursuits programme at Cundall Manor School, which includes residential visits to outdoor centres in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

He said: “Climbing and abseiling are always favourites on the activity programme. I believe that helping the children to push the boundaries, overcome fears and get outside of their comfort zone helps them build great self-confidence.”