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AMAZING ABSEIL: Bushey resident takes to great heights in memory of beloved friend

 Published on: 20th July 2022   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Bushey resident has taken on an epic challenge to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

On July 9 Alison Saggars completed the highest freefall abseil in the UK, propelling herself down from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Olympic Park, to support the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association.

Alison decided to support the charity after her friend, Gill Potter, died from the disease after a very short illness

She said: “Gill was an accomplished local artist and sculptor, which is why this venue seemed particularly appropriate. She was an active member of the community and always ready to give advice about painting or gardening, among other things.

“MND robbed her of her ability to do all the things she loved very quickly and her deterioration was devastating. I really wanted to raise some funds for research for a cure, and to help care for those who already suffer.”

You can donate to Alison’s fundraising, at

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