Our mission is to deliver a great community and student homes where you and your friends can live and work in safety and comfort, supported by a great in house team, on site 24 hours a day! Opal operates 20000 student rooms in 16 cities and often in partnership with the University.
At Opal 3 Leeds, which towers at 269 feet high, 14 year old Beth Sant and her mother Karen Goodall and Opal resident Jade Majid and her father Oscar added to the family atmosphere of the event. Beth and family friend Charlie Henderson had volunteered to help at the event and after watching others complete the abseil, Beth took the opportunity to become the youngest abseil participant nationwide. Most 50th birthday celebrations involve a few drinks and a meal with friends. Not so for Chris Hammond of FC United, who celebrated his 50th birthday with an unforgettable descent of Opal 3 Leeds.
Chris very kindly pledged all of his birthday money from friends and family as sponsorship money. The Opal Foundation is working with AMREF to build the borehole. AMREF are a reputable African based charity with over 50 years experience of working with local communities to develop effective sustainable projects which the community owns.
The Opal Foundation wishes to improve access to safe water in one of the most deprived areas of the world, South OMO, Ethiopia. For example, less than 7% of the population have access to safe water and child mortality is greater than 190 deaths per 1000 live births.