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30 people abseil down Magheragall Parish Church tower

A large crowd of spectators gathered at Magheragall Parish Church on Saturday 3rd June to watch thirty people take part in a sponsored abseil down the church tower.  Officers and members took part and also nine-year-old Jonathan Blair, pensioner - Joe Nelson and bride to be Karen Carberry who is getting married on the 17th June.  The event was organised by the Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade and proceeds from the event will be donated to Parish Funds and CL & CGB.  In an interview after the event, CGB (Martins) Leader - Patricia Evans who completed the abseil dressed as ‘Robin’ said, “It was a great experience, but terrifying - never again.” 

Batman & Robin alias Karl Thompson & Martins Leader - Patricia Evans and Deborah Wallace (right) pictured prior to abseiling down Magheragall Parish Church tower on Saturday 3rd June. Martin Officers - Ruth Nelson and Shannon Johnston pictured prior to abseiling down Magheragall Parish Church tower on Saturday 3rd June. No fear - youngest abseiler, nine-year-old Jonathan Blair.

Batman & Robin alias Karl Thompson & Martins Leader - Patricia Evans and Deborah Wallace (right) pictured prior to abseiling down Magheragall Parish Church tower on Saturday 3rd June.

Martin Officers - Ruth Nelson and Shannon Johnston pictured prior to abseiling down Magheragall Parish Church tower on Saturday 3rd June.

No fear - youngest abseiler, nine-year-old Jonathan Blair.

First over the Tower  - JTC Officer Philip Nelson. Abseiling ‘Robin’ - Martins Leader Patricia Evans.

First over the Tower  - JTC Officer Philip Nelson.

Abseiling ‘Robin’ - Martins Leader Patricia Evans.