Age is no concern: elderly abseilers take on Sunset Beach Club challenge

CHALLENGE: It’s a long way down from the top of the Sunset beach Club. Credit: Bjorn/Wikipedia

THOSE Brave Fools are at it again! 

Not content with first of all skydiving, then having a go on Europe’s longest zipline, the volunteers from Age Concern Fuengirola and Mijas have come up with a new challenge. 

The group of ‘elderly but young at heart’ volunteers are going to abseil down Benalmadena’s iconic Sunset Beach Club Hotel to raise funds and awareness for the charity. 

This is definitely nor for the faint hearted – it is a long way down as anyone who had been passed the massive building can attest to. 

The charity’s Steve Marshall said: “It doesn’t look too bad from the ground – but it is quite different when you are at the top looking down!” 

The intrepid volunteers – including a team from the Euro Weekly News – will be taking the challenge on Wednesday (October 2) starting at 12.30 pm. 

Spectators are welcome as a team of “brave fools” take on this Annual Challenge which is designed to demonstrate that age is no barrier to living a full life. 

Steve said: “Our fundraising challenges show that age is not a barrier to doing many things but sometimes our “mind set” can be. 

In the past two years we have completed a Skydive from 15,000 feet – the highest possible in Europe without oxygen. 

Also a Team of Challengers flew across the longest Zipline in Europe from Spain to Portugal reaching speeds of 80 kph!” 

To sponsor the participants or take part yourself email [email protected] or call 686289904 weekdays until 5pm. 


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Dilip Kuner

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