A&P MD abseils down dry dock

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A&P Falmouth’s managing director, Peter Child, tested his nerves this afternoon (May 23) when he joined a dozen others to abseil down the largest dry dock on the UK’s south coast.

Peter Child (l) and Adrian Richards prepare to abseil
Peter Child (l) and Adrian Richards prepare to abseil

Child and Adrian Richards, chief executive of BF Adventure in Penryn, were the first to test the ropes 50 feet above the huge dry dock at A&P Falmouth, which is 40m wide and 253m long – the size of two Wembley football pitches.

The event raised money for BF Adventure and All As One Orphanage in Sierra Leone, A&P’s charity of the year.

Child said: “Given my lack of head for heights this was a definite challenge to be met but the BF team were excellent and we are already planning the next event with them. Thanks to Gregg, Naomi and my team for organising the day.”