Students celebrate OT Week with 20 story abseil challenge

Tamsyn Richardson, student taking part in charity event for OT Week 01.11.13 Pictured: Tamsyn Richardson, Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) student represents the team bravely taking part in the abseil event

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:35:00 GMT

Three second year Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons) students from the University have pledged to take the gutsy vertical challenge of abseiling down a 20 story hotel in Leeds city centre, in order to celebrate Occupational Therapy week on 9 November 2013.

National Occupational Therapy week will run from 3 to 9 November this year and is an annual event supported by the College of Occupational Therapists. The week provides Occupational Therapists with the chance to showcase their work and demonstrate why it is a profession to be proud of.

Second year students Lauren Stringwell, Tamsyn Richardson and Amy Patel will take part in the abseil event as part of Radio Aire’s Leap of Faith, where all sponsorship and donations will go towards the Cash for Kids charity which is dedicated to helping sick, disabled and underprivileged children in West Yorkshire.

Amy commented, “We’re all really excited about the abseil, even the students not taking the leap of faith! We’ll not only get an adrenaline rush, but hopefully raise awareness for Occupational Therapy and Cash for Kids. We’re feeling pretty brave now but I'm sure when we’re looking up at the hotel on the day, we will be a little more nervous! We’d really like to thank everyone who has supported the cause so far as it continues to exceed our expectations.”

If you would like to help and support the cause, visit the dedicated Just Giving page or keep up to date with their progress via Twitter @HuddOTWeek or Facebook

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