Lisburn teenager Samuel Hamilton recently went over the top for charity when he decided to take the plunge and abseil down the Obel Tower in Belfast.
Samuel, a student at Lisnagarvey High School, decided he wanted to raise money for the Helping Hand charity at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and thought the high rise abseil would be the ideal way to fundraise for the charity that is close to his heart.
Samuel chose this charity as it means a lot to him as he has been attending the Royal Victoria Hospital for many years.
His daredevil plunge on September 14 raised over £1,500 for the charity and Samuel would like to thank everyone who supported him or donated to the charity.
Samuel didn’t take the leap of faith on his own, he was joined by family and friends, who also decided to abseil down the 279 ft Obel Tower at Donegall Quay in Belfast, the tallest skyscraper in Northern Ireland.
Samuel would like to thank his dad Stephen Hamilton, Heather Hamilton, Laura Smith, Gemma Gibson, Sharon Gibson, James Lyness, Thomas Kynes and Emma Lowry for taking part in the abseil.
Samuel would also like to thank all groups that sponsored each individual who abseiled down the tower including The Resurgam Trust, Streets Ahead Youth Project, Warren Young Men FC, Lisburn Fusiliers, Laganview Convenience Store, Jax Gym and individual sponsors who helped raise much needed funds for the Helping Hands charity at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
In total the abseil attempt raised a fantastic £1,580 for the charity, which will go towards new equipment and support for the Belfast hospital.
Helping Hand charity was established to provide the best equipment, to fund research, education and to support the immediate needs of children and their parents at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.
By supporting Helping Hand, Samuel and his family and friends will be helping to purchase vital new equipment to diagnose and treat the hospital’s young patients, to provide facilities and services for families and to fund research into children’s illnesses.
Helping Hand Charity was established by the medical staff at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children in 1997 with the single aim of helping the children in their care.
For more information about Helping Hand and how you can help, log on to www.helpinghandrbhsc.co.uk.