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      Abseil-utely incredible! Mass descent from Transporter Bridge raises thousands for charity

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      A group of charity fundraisers have raised more than £4000 by abseiling from the Newport Transporter Bridge.

      Organised by Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, the Big Drop saw 20 people plummet the 178 feet (54m) from the iconic South Wales landmark.

      Kaz Jefferies from Llanelli, who has Meniere’s Disease, took part in the event, “As someone with a condition that has made me deaf and affects my balance I really appreciate the work Action on Hearing Loss Cymru does across Wales. The Big Drop was a huge challenge – and it was a brilliant experience.  It was really nerve-wracking looking over the edge but once you let go there’s no going back!”

      Rebecca Woolley, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Cymru also took part in the challenge. She said, “Action on Hearing Loss Cymru is working in communities throughout Wales to break down the barriers faced by the one in six people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus.

      “We provide information, support and equipment to thousands of people every year and the money raised at the Big Drop will help us reach even more people in Wales.”

      For more information about the support on offer from Action on Hearing Loss Cymru visit www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/wales

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