DO you want to take supporting a good cause to new heights?

St David’s Hospice Care is seeking people to abseil 178-feet from Newport’s iconic Transporter Bridge to raise funds for their work in Newport and surrounding areas.

The charity, which covers the Gwent region, is the UK’s largest provider of hospice at home care and is dedicated to offering bespoke palliative care to patients and their families.

People can don their capes and masks (although this is optional) and climb 278 steps before abseiling free-fall from the platform to the ground: totalling 178 feet.

Abseilers – supervised by a qualified instructor – will take the plunge throughout the day on Saturday October 23

There is a £35 entry fee; participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship as possible with a minimum of £75 requested.


The heroes taking on the challenge with abseil from the Coronation Park side of the bridge above the Motor House to the car park below.

There will also be St David’s Hospice Care merchandise available to buy on the day, including abseil T-shirts.

As there will be instructors no previous experience is necessary but people taking part must be fit enough to walk the 278 steps.

To find out more about Newport Transporter Bridge abseil e-mail or call 01633 851051.

Alternatively, people can call, text, or WhatsApp using the number 07870 682828.

There are limited spaces for this event – people can register online at