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Daring Barnt Green woman raises more than £800 for the homeless with bungee jump challenge

Bromsgrove Editorial 24th Feb, 2018 Updated: 24th Feb, 2018

A DARING Barnt Green woman has raised more than £800 for the homeless charity Socks and Chocs after undertaking a daring bungee jump, writes Nicole Chivers.

Marguerite Drew took on the challenge with her husband Phil top celebrate their 70th birthdays.

The couple leapt off the Bloukran Bridge in the Western Cape, which at 750ft is the highest bridge jump in the World, to raise funds for the very worthwhile course.

Marguerite said: “It was an amazing experience, a highlight of an unforgettable trip.”

Socks and Chocs was started by retired police officer, Bromsgrove’s Busking Bobby Ian Northcott BEM. The charity is run by volunteers to help the homeless.

He said: “We are a tiny charity and £800 is a massive amount for us.

“It will be used to fund short term B&B accommodation and return to work schemes as well as the usual provision of Socks and Chocs.”

Socks and Chocs is a volunteer- run charity aimed at raising money for the homeless and any homeless shelters in the community of Birmingham, although the charity is a national one, so it could go into the local area and beyond.

It is aimed at relieving hardship and distress among homeless people and those in need who are living in bad housing conditions.

This is usually done by providing essential items such as bedding, toiletries and clothing, funding for non- readily accessible healthcare such as foot care and funding short- term emergency accommodation.

The charity’s motto is “A lot of people doing a little bit is better than a few doing a lot.”

Watch Marguerite’s bungee jump here – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YrqalE7eZddGCqvRRE-Wb6ApTlAx78cu/view

Visit www.socksandchocs.co.uk or call Ian on 07939 175505.

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