Spinnaker abseil for firefighters

The widow and sister of one of the firefighters who died in a fire at Shirley Towers in Southampton are abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower for charity.

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  1. Juliette Fletcher

'In Alan's memory' - firefighter's widow and sister abseil for charity

Abseiling down one of the South's tallest landmarks is no mean feat. But the widow and sister of firefighter Alan Bannon, who died in the Shirley Towers fire in Southampton, did it for a good cause. Using ropes and harnesses the women made their way down the 170 metre Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

They were raising money for the charity that helped them through a difficult time - The Fire Fighters Charity. The interviewees in Juliette Fletcher's report are Charlotte Bannon, Alan Bannon's widow; and Lin Trott, Alan Bannon's sister.

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