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Amazing Abseil Event!



The Brightwell’s second Corporate Abseil Event took place on 10 May 2024, at The Village Hotel in Filton, a short distance from Bradbury House.


The day was a massive success, in total over 60 brave participants abseiled down the 65 foot drop from the  top of the black iconic hotel building.


The corporate teams were from Wain Homes, Regal Tile Ltd, Village Hotels, West Country Water Park, Waylands Volvo, Golf South West, TechEx Events and Bristol Pitbulls, not only did all these supporters overcome their fears but will also raise an anticipated £5,000 for our charity.


As well as these corporate teams, a limited number of places were available for plucky individuals, the first solo abseiler was Barbs, one of our regular Cafe Volunteers.


The day was organised by our hardworking Fundraising Team, Victoria, Lara and Clare. We were also delighted to have volunteers with us including new recruits Claire and Kirsten, who worked so hard in the heat and sold lots of raffle tickets and spread the word about all the great work that we do here at The Brightwell.


Two of our Trustees Roger and Caz flew the flag meeting lots of guests and our longest serving Oxygen Operator, Keith Taylor was on photographic duties.


The weather for the day was perfect with bright sunshine and a slight breeze. The actual drops and everything relating to the abseiling itself were managed by JT Expeditions who supplied all the equipment, training and safety procedures.


The team at the Village Hotel were outstanding, not only allowing us to make use if their facilities, but also provided a constant supply of freshly prepared food and cold drinks for every one there. Steve, Manager of the Village Hotel worked so hard ensuring that everything went smoothly, getting lots of photos and making sure a good time was had by all! Thank you Steve!


The Bristol Pitbulls not only had a team abseiling, but also had a good crowd of supporters with them. The Pitbulls’ fans added to the whole vibrant atmosphere by cheering and clapping for everyone but especially loud cheers for the Pitbulls.



However, the prize for the best dressed team goes to TechEx Events  who were all dressed as Super Heroes, even with the high temperatures, they stayed in their costumes including two ladies in Superwoman costumes, a chap in a full Spiderman body suit, a Wolverine and a very glamourous Catwoman.  Well done to them all!


A number of Village Gym members came to see what was going on and we were surprised to suddenly see our audience numbers swell by 40  people, who we found out were students on a day trip from Southampton University. 2 very enthusiastic

young ladies, actually paid to take part and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!


Over the coming weeks we will be adding photos to our Events page www.thebrightwell.org.uk/Events


We were also very grateful to Wayne of Refresh Video Productions, who was taking professional photos of the day and even  had a drone taking footage of the event.


Thank you to everyone involved these events, are only a success with the input from each and every person involved.

Our next big event will be our Colour Run on Sunday 9 June www.thebrightwell.org.uk/events/the-brightwell-colour-run-2024

Check out this video- it looks really scary from above!



Thank you to everyone involved these events, are only a success with the input from each and every person involved.


Our next big event will be our Colour Run on Sunday 9 June www.thebrightwell.org.uk/events/the-brightwell-colour-run-2024


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