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Past President Dipan abseils for The Spark Arts for Children charity

Gateway House, part of De Montfort University... where Dipan studied

Gateway House, part of De Montfort University… where Dipan studied

Dipan Bhagalia, the Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus, was one of a couple of dozen brave souls who abseiled down Gateway House, De Montfort University, in aid of The Spark Arts for Children.

Current Rotary president Gemma Kiddy has chosen Spark Arts as her favoured charity during this year and sponsorship through the Rotary Club alone raised more than £100.

OLYMPUDipan Bhagalia with his certificate marking his bravery and the £100 that he raisedS DIGITAL CAMERA

Dipan Bhagalia with his certificate marking his bravery and the £100 that he raised

Other abseilers included staff from Spark Arts, staff from De Montfort University and Lord Mayor of Leicester Ted Cassidy MBE.

At the end of the day, Carrie Carruthers, Development Manager for Spark Arts said: “We are delighted to tell you that we smashed our fundraising target — raising £4,480 plus £907 gift aid with some donations still to come in to the office.” The final total raised will be posted here when it is announced.

Click on the image to see Dipan’s descent. The weather was getting windy and you might want to turn the volume down to 50% to minimise the background noise.

If want to donate to The Sparks Arts for Children charity via the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus, please e-mail us by clicking here RotaryClubofLeicesterNovus@gmail.com