Bedford trio's 418ft "terrifying" tower abseil raises £6k for school

The women have already smashed their target

Friday, 9th July 2021, 1:30 pm

"Awesome", "terrifying" and "scary" are just some of the words three Bedford colleagues used to describe their fundraising abseil at the National Lift Tower.

Nikki Horner, Shannon Poulter and Catherine Assink - from Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust (BILTT) - tackled the largest abseil tower in the world, which just happens to be in nearby Northampton.

They took the plunge to pay for a new playground for Grange Academy - a primary school for children with moderate learning difficulties.

Nikki Horner

While Nikki said: "That was awesome - can I go again?" - it was a different story for her colleagues.

"That was the most scariest thing I’ve ever done," said Shannon - with Catherine adding: "That was terrifying, I won’t be doing that again."

Catherine Assink
Shannon Poulter
The National Lift Tower in Northampton - at 418ft, it's the largest abseil tower in the world