For two weeks only, Chichester and Bognor residents are entitled to 25 per cent off at the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. This offer, designed to attract local families with children, covers all addresses at postcodes beginning PO.A Emirates Spinnaker Tower statement read: “As we enter the final weeks of the school holidays, Emirates Spinnaker Tower is extending the reach of its 25 per cent local residents discount to cover all addresses with postcodes beginning PO. “The special offer is limited to just two weeks and is designed to attract local families who are looking for somewhere to take the kids in the final days of the summer break.”Using the discount, visitors can buy adult tickets for £8.25, whilst £6.38 will be charged for children. Students and seniors can gain entry for £7.50.A family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children will cost £25.50.The statement added: “The tower offers a year-round discount to residents of Portsmouth … [Read more...] about Spinnaker Tower offers Chichester and Bognor residents summer discount
Anthony Houghton Brown from Tingewick in Buckingham, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, has completed a 100 metre abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth and raised £8,000 for Parkinson’s UK. Anthony, who worked as a teacher for nearly 30 years at Akeley Wood School in Milton Keynes, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2006. The 70-year-old was joined in the daredevil feat by his sister, Elizabeth Selby, and long standing friend Peter Stokes, calling themselves ‘Team Terra Firma’. The team had been contemplating the abseil for about a year before finally agreeing to go ahead with it. Anthony’s wife, Lois, said: “He always loves a challenge so he decided to go for it.” Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition. The number of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the UK is about 145,000. There are three main symptoms; tremor, slowness of movement and rigidity - but there are many others. Lois added: … [Read more...] about 70 year old Parkinson’s sufferer abseils 100 metres down Spinnaker Tower and raises £8,000 for charity
PUBLISHED: 10:58 03 July 2018 Russell Cook Mandy Foster and Trevor Root. Picture: TREVOR ROOT Archant A great grandfather and former Suffolk Police officer with 30 years service with the force is planning a charity abseil 100 metres down the Emirate’s Spinnaker Tower, in Portsmouth, to raise money for two charities close to his heart. Trevor and Sally Root pictured in 2004 just before the onset of Alzheimers. Picture: TREVOR ROOTTrevor Root is set to carry out the stunt with Mandy Foster in a bid to boost the funds of the Alzheimer’s Society and the Arthur Rank Hospice, in Cambridge.Operating under the team name of “Daring To Care” the couple have so far raised over £3,000 but they are hoping they can increase that figure with the abseil taking place on Sunday, August 5.The 77-year-old, who lives in Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, who has 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild, is not new to daring exploits as three years ago … [Read more...] about Pair to abseil down Emirate’s Spinnaker Tower to raise money for Alzheimer’s Society and Arthur Rank Hospice, in Cambridge.
0 Have your say THRILL SEEKERS took the plunge yesterday taking a leap from Spinnaker Tower. The first few people took The Drop from a specially-installed platform 25 metres above sea level at the tower in Gunwharf Quays.The Drop gives people the feeling of freefall, but they are jumping safe in the knowledge that a harness and rigging will ensure they have a secure landing.Star guest Jamie Jewitt, who was on the Love Island TV show last year, was one of the first ones to leap.He said: ‘Doing The Drop was fun and it feels good that I decided to do it – it is kind of an euphoric feeling. ‘I did not want to drag it out at all, I just went for it without thinking, but my legs are still shaking. ‘The worst part was just stepping onto the platform you have to jump from. My legs felt almost heavy at that point, but once you are off it’s fine.‘I would definitely do it again – maybe even incorporating some tricks next time.’Tony … [Read more...] about Love Island star dives from new Spinnaker Tower freefall platform – The Drop
0 Have your say BRAVE adrenaline-rush seekers will be able to enjoy the feeling of freefall where they can leap from a platform 25 metres above sea level at a brand new experience at Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower. The new experience, appropriately named The Drop, launches today at 11.30am and will see thrill-seekers leap from a specially installed platform which stands about twice the height of an Olympic diving board.But despite the intimidating drop, people will be jumping safe in the knowledge that a harness and rigging will ensure they have a safe landing.Tony Sammut, general manager at Emirates Spinnaker Tower, said: ‘The Drop is going to be a really exciting addition to the Emirates Spinnaker Tower experience. ‘We are delighted that a part of the tower which was previously inaccessible will be opened to the public for the first time.‘Thrill seekers will have the opportunity to leap from a specially installed platform which stands about twice the … [Read more...] about Spinnaker Tower’s new adrenaline experience ‘The Drop’ to launch today