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
0 Have your say by BYRON MELTON Stephanie Moon is gearing up to bring her popular Sky Dining fixture back to the top of the landmark later this year, after sell-out events in 2016 and 2017. While the chef has previously showcased one seven-course tasting menu at the event, she is now poised to deliver two – across four separate sessions – accompanied by a wine tasting laid on by tower staff. Diners will get the chance to enjoy the experience 170m in the air when Stephanie cooks up fancy feasts on April 6 and 7, as well as October 12 and 13. She said: ‘I am thrilled to come back to Portsmouth for a third year to cook for guests at Emirates Spinnaker Tower. ‘We will showcase some amazing produce from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. ‘We are in a different season so it will be a different experience. ‘Those who have been before should expect whole new flavours. ‘The style and concept of Sky Dining is about having fun and stimulating … [Read more...] about Celebrity chef will return to host dinner atop the Spinnaker Tower
0 Have your say A FAMILY of seven will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower as a thank you to a charity close to their hearts. Debbie Prewitt and her family will be taking on the Portsmouth tower to fundraise for the Breast Cancer Haven in Titchfield.The centre offers free emotional, physical and practical support to anyone affected by breast cancer.Debbie decided to raise money after her relative Moya died from breast cancer in August last year; just days before they were set to do the abseil. But because of high winds the event was cancelled and a new date set for April 8.Debbie said: ‘It was so hard because Moya was meant to be there. ‘She was so loved and important to us all and we felt we had to do something positive. When she was diagnosed, the devastating news threatened to stop our family in its tracks, but we decided to take action to support Moya. ‘We decided to fundraise for Breast Cancer Haven because of the services they offer. ‘Research is … [Read more...] about Family ready to abseil down Spinnaker Tower for Titchfield breast cancer charity