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​Daredevils with a head for heights sought for Stroke Association abseil

Press Release   •   Jan 21, 2016 10:52 GMT

The Stroke Association is calling out for fun-seeking fundraisers to abseil down Dudley Castle's medieval walls and raise funds for charity, on Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March.

From 10-4pm, abseilers will climb the spiral staircase to the top of the castle towers, before abseiling above silent cannons, taking in views of the zoo and its exotic inhabitants.

Katrin Winstanley, Events Manager at the Stroke Association, said: “We’re calling on adrenaline junkies to conquer Dudley Castle, all while raising vital funds for the Stroke Association. No experience is necessary, and everyone taking part will receive abseil training before enjoying a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“Not only do you get to take on this adrenaline fuelled challenge, but you can also spend a fun-filled day with family and friends who will benefit from a special reduced entry fee into the castle and zoo. They can keep the meerkats company while watching your brave decent!”

Funds raised through the abseil will help the Stroke Association continue to offer vital support to stroke survivors and their families.

The standard registration fee for is £15 with a sponsorship target of £100. The minimum age for participants is 16 years of age. For more information call 01604 687768, email visit

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at