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May 2013 - Phillips Team raises money for Rainbow Centre

Three intrepid solicitors from Phillips have abseiled down the 170 metre tall Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise funds for the Rainbow Centre.  The centre, which is based in Fareham, supports children with Cerebral Palsy and adults with a stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease.  

Karen Bristow (left), Jonathan Pender (centre) and Hayley Eachus (right) from Phillips, joined 36 other brave participants on one of the few clear, bright Sundays in May. The brave trio raised over £600 in sponsorship for the Rainbow Centre, which collected over £10,000 for this event.

The team of three from Phillips were the first to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower and raised cheers from the huge crowd of supporters looking up in awe as one by one the brave participants took a step over the edge of the platform and into the fresh air to make their descent - some 100 metres above the onlookers on the quayside beneath them.

Hayley Eachus, who specialises in Family Law at Phillips, said, “It was a truly amazing and breathtaking experience.  Our team was the first to ‘go over the ledge’ and Jonathan (Pender) made it look very easy but believe me, when you’re poised looking out hundreds of feet above solid ground the words ‘leap of faith’ take on a whole new meaning!   As a team, we were delighted to participate and help raise funds for this inspiring local charity.”