Our employee conquers fear of heights for homeless charity

Date: Thursday 05 December 2019

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Justine Webber from our South Thames regional office faced her fear of heights by abseiling down the UK’s tallest sculpture at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for homelessness charity St Mungo’s.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit dominates the Stratford skyline at 262 feet and Justine, who works for our Osiers Square development in Wandsworth, has raised over £1,000 to help fund St Mungo’s work supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Justine said: “I faced my fears and abseiled down the Arcelormittal Orbit however it is an experience I never want to go through again! Through the kindness and generosity of my friends, family and work colleagues, I have raised over £1,000 for charity which I am incredibly proud of.”

St Mungo’s provides support for homeless people across London and the South of England by offering them with a safe and warm place to stay as well as advocating for policy change. They work on building relationships with communities and the wider public to increase understanding and empathy towards people who are homeless.

Laurelle Kirnon, Senior National Community and Events Manager at St Mungo’s, said: “We are extremely grateful to Justine, and the whole Taylor Wimpey team, for the continued support we receive. Justine took on the highest freefall abseil in the UK with great strength and bravery. We would like to thank Justine, and all our abseilers, who share our vision to end homelessness and rebuild lives.”