On Thursday 21st November at 10.30 Paula Morris took part in a sponsored charity abseil in aid of the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB). The abseil took place down the 150ft high (14 floors) Fountain House, on Fenchurch Street in the City of London. It was very cold, windy and raining when Paula began her training on the roof of the building. Paula Says: ” There were over 260 of us taking part over two days, we were very lucky as the weather had been horrible with strong winds for the previous couple of days, I thought I might get blown off the side of the building!. Initially I was very nervous, I had trouble sleeping the night before and was feeling quite sick with nerves. I was very surprised. When I got to the top of the building, my nerves disappeared! I had about 10 minutes training in the equipment and how to manoeuvre down the building. I had done one abseil before, but I was only ten at the time, and that was down a purpose built 20ft high wall, so climbing 150ft down the side of the building was a completely different sensation. The journey down the building took me just over two minutes. It was a bit slippery because of the rain, but was really great fun. I kept stopping to take advantage of the amazing views across London. Paula raised over £650 for the RNIB and her firm very kindly gave her a cheque for £500 to give to a charity of her choice in honour of her hard work and bravery. Paula chose to give the money to Bexley Deaf Club where she has been coming for nearly two years with her boyfriend Graham. She says: ” The Deaf club have been very supportive of me since I started, many members feel like family. I gave the money to Deaf club to buy some games and equipment for the children.