Abseil England’s highest waterfall for The Royal British Legion

Join The Royal British Legion and abseil down England’s highest waterfall – thanks to the kind permission of Canonteign Falls in Devon on Sunday 3rd June, 2018.

At 220ft, Canonteign Falls is situated on the edge of Dartmoor's National Park in the heart of Devon's Teign Valley, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon.

This exciting challenge will give participants the chance to take in the great scenery as they descend the stunning Waterfall, while knowing they are raising money for the charity to provide invaluable support to the Armed Forces community, past, present and their families.

Sharon Wells, Regional Events Manager at The Royal British Legion said: “The Legion is at the heart of a national network which supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin, ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten.

"One of the many people to benefit from the Legion’s support in recent times is 40-year-old former Royal Marine, Harris ‘Tats’ Tatakis.

"During a deployment to Afghanistan in 2007 Harris was caught up in an explosion when his Land Rover drove over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

"The blast shattered the then 29-year-old Marine’s left leg, shin and ankle, broke his right foot, ruptured both his ear drums, and caused brain damage. In 2011, he was medically discharged from the forces.

"This year he became the first veteran in the UK to receive a revolutionary iPod-administered treatment for tinnitus.

"The treatment, administered at The Tinnitus Clinic in Bristol, was paid for by The Royal British Legion.

"Today, Harris is still recovering from his injuries but he is determined to spread the word that there is “help out there” for the Armed Forces community.

“The Legion has helped to change my life for the better,” said London-born Harris who now lives in the West Country.

“If I’m honest I didn’t know a lot about what it could offer until I discovered that the charity funded hearing treatment. It’s fair to say that the treatment – and indeed the Legion – has given my life back to me.

"The Legion is out there supporting me by paying for the treatment, and I’d encourage anyone in my position to make the most of the help. The Legion is here for us whether we’re young or old and that’s a wonderful thing.

“Those taking part in this abseil will get a huge buzz – not only from the excitement of the descent, but also knowing they are helping the Legion to continue to provide help and support to our Armed Forces community.”

To take part participants must be aged 16 years or older.  All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  No experience is required to take part as all participants will be trained by highly skilled professional abseil instructors, which will ensure the abseil is safe and enjoyable.

The entry fee is £20 per person and the minimum sponsorship is £150 pp. To enter, visit:  www.rbl.org.uk/waterfallabseil

To view all the other exciting challenge events for The Royal British Legion visit : https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/challenge-events/