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Fundraising daredevils fall 200ft from crane
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FUNDRAISING daredevils plummeted 200ft from a crane parked outside a Basingstoke pub.
Dozens of people threw themselves off what is billed as the world’s tallest mobile bungee at The White Hart, in London Road, last Sunday.
The great leap downwards was part of a day-long fundraiser for Basingstoke charity the Camrose Centre, which supports homeless people. Live music was part of the fun.
Vincent Kelly, a theatre technician, travelled from Watford to jump. The 30-year-old, who used to work at The Anvil in Basingstoke, said: “It was awesome. It was my first time and probably not my last.”
The day’s youngest jumper was nine-year-old Jason Smallbone, from South Ham, Basingstoke. His mum Sarah Bacon, 42, also took part.
Jason, a pupil at Park View Junior School, said: “I felt a bit scared at the edge but then I went off and it was amazing – it’s kind of hard to describe.”
Mum Sarah, a tattoo artist, added: “It’s great it’s for charity and a worthwhile one at that. I have been homeless in the past and people need care in those times.”
Organiser Catherine Goswell, manager of the Camrose Centre, in Glebe Hall, Church Square, said: “It is about raising awareness of the Camrose Centre and the issue of homelessness which is increasing by the week.”
Colin How, chairman of the charity’s board of trustees, added: “It is excellent that people can come out and do something like this to support people in Basingstoke who have difficulties.”
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