Three generations of Gibsons abseil Peacehaven Cliffs for #Gibsons100 Challenge

For anyone finding the darker mornings of autumn somewhat of an uphill struggle, it was all plain sailing – that’s abseiling – for three generations of the Gibsons family last weekend, as the family-run toymaker scaled Peacehaven Cliffs as part of the #Gibsons100 Challenge.

This is a special year for Gibsons, who celebrates its centenary year of trading, 100 years on from when business first began back in 1919. To celebrate the milestone, the Gibsons team has been undertaking the #Gibsons100 challenge, a series of challenges or acts of kindness to commemorate the 100 years.

The aim has been to raise money for children’s charity, Jigsaw4U.

Last weekend, three generations of the Gibsons family abseiled all 100ft of Peacehaven Cliffs in Sussex. Michael and Kate Gibson together with her nine year old daughter and 10 year old nephew took to the cliff with other friends and family. The #Gibsons100 Challenge has raised over £1500 to date for Jigsaw4U.

Kate Gibson, managing director, said: “This was a huge challenge for me, and I had to dig deep to conquer my fear of heights, but taking on the challenge alongside my dad and daughter was a huge comfort.

“I am so proud of our team who have shown what it means to work together for a common goal raising money for Jigsaw4U, a wonderful charity that helps children and young people put the pieces back together by providing bereavement counselling and supporting those who have been affected by crime.”

The team would be hugely grateful for any donations big or small:

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