Church caretaker abseils down St John’s tower

ABOUT 60 intrepid abseilers took the plunge from the tower of St John’s Church in Keynsham to raise money for Mencap.

Among those making the 100-foot descent in bright sunshine was St John’s caretaker Graham Mitchell (pictured), who abseiled down the tower he helps to maintain.

The abseil was part of a family fun weekend on April 20 and 21 which also raised funds for the church. There were stalls and face-painting, and children from St John’s and Two Rivers schools helped to draw tickets for the St John’s spring raffle.

Raffle organiser Anne Hewett said: “It was a super weekend. Probably over a thousand people came to watch, and to support two such good local causes.”