Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Newporters spotted on transporter

Newport don’t do things by halves, do they?  Two fearless ladies from the Welsh depot recently braved the heights of Newport Transporter Bridge and abseiled off!

Claire Hockey, Customer Service, and Alex Holland, Stockroom, abseiled from the beam that links the two towers, which is some 177 feet (54 metres) up in the air.  There are only 11 operational transporter bridges in the world, and only 2 in Britain – this one in Newport and one in Middleborough.  So it was quite a special event for all involved.  Newport were supporting St David’s Foundation, a local charity who provide hospice care, and they managed to raise a very worthy £200.  Newport said:
“We were really lucky with the weather, Spring was definitely in the air.  St David’s Foundation organised the event and it was very well attended.  Claire and Alex were among over 100 people doing the abseil on the day, and they did a fantastic job.  A number of colleagues at Newport depot have had support from St David’s, so we were keen to support the great work that they do. ”

[caption id="attachment_447" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Claire Hockey, Customer Service, Newport House"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_448" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Alex Holland, Stockroom, Newport House"][/caption]

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