VOLUNTEERS abseiled down the landmark Ecotricity building to raise money for four of Stroud’s leading charities.
The four charities – Allsorts, the Nelson Trust, The Door, and Stroud Valleys Project – invited local residents to step out over the edge of Ecotricity’s famous headquarters and descend the hair-raising 50 feet to the ground below.
This took place on Saturday, September 17.
Each of the four charities taking part supports Stroud’s community in a different way.
Allsorts provides activities and support groups for children and young adults with additional needs and their families in Gloucestershire.
Based in Stroud, the charity has an inclusive Activity Hub which includes a Toy Library and Sensory Room. Here, members can borrow a wide range of specialist toys and equipment and meet with other families.
The team at the Nelson Trust believes that everyone who comes to them has the capacity to overcome addiction and trauma, to put their past behind them and enjoy lifelong recovery. Events such as this help make such change possible.
One of Stroud’s most visible charities, The Door has been part of the town’s social fabric for over 30 years.
The charity supports young people and parents to overcome challenges, by providing them with a safe space to be heard and empowering them to take positive steps towards their future.
This is achieved through youth clubs, mentoring, support groups and more. The charity currently supports over 250 individuals every week on a one-to-one basis with many more attending youth clubs across the district.
Stroud Valleys Project works with communities on a wide range of conservation and natural habitat maintenance projects.
From building an eel pass at Arundel Mill Pond to planting over 5,000 native trees across the district; from monitoring Great Crested Newts at Rackleaze Wetlands in Cam to working with the community at Bisley Old Road Allotments, each of SVP’s projects involves local people from the outset.