Stephen McPartland, Member of Parliament for Stevenage, made a sponsored abseil as part of Stevenage Explore Scouts Jamboree fund raising efforts. The first £1,000 will go towards their trip of a lifetime to America and the rest to Garden House Hospice.
Stephen McPartland MP said, "I am not a great fan of heights, but really enjoyed the abseiling and had fun. However, they challenged me to do the Leap of Faith, which is over forty feet up a ladder and quite intense. You have to jump into the air and grab a swing, which most people miss, before being lowered to the ground. Fortunately, I managed to make it on the first attempt, so I did not have to do it again. It is all for a great cause and the Scout leaders made it feel fun and very safe."