TWENTY brave fundraisers will be abseiling down the world-famous Liverpool Anglican Cathedral to raise money for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.
This will be the second year that the charity has been involved with this adrenaline fuelled event, which takes place on 30th July 2016.
It’s certainly not one for the faint hearted, as the charity’s Community Fundraiser, Amy Clarke, explains: “I did this event last year, and to say the least, it was a daunting experience – but I’m so glad I did it. I raised a total of £132.50 and would definitely recommend this challenge to anyone searching for an exciting way to fundraise while experiencing a sheer rush of adrenaline!”
For this year’s event, the charity is suggesting people taking part should wear fancy dress, with the emphasis on 1960s style. Entertainment, including musical acts, will be on hand for those taking part, as well as their family and friends.
Hannah Traynor, the Foundation’s Challenge and Overseas Events Fundraiser, said: “This is a great day out for everyone. There’s a real sense of excitement on the day, with family and friends taking photographs whilst their loved ones attempt the 188-metre-high challenge.
“The event will also be attended by our new mascot – Samantha the Panther is an exciting new addition to our Foundation and will no doubt be very popular amongst our younger attendees.
“The event has proved to be a great success in previous years, raising a total of £6,000 to date. This year promises to deliver a similar rate of success – we’re just hoping the weather holds up!
“Our fundraisers are very excited for the cathedral abseil and I look forward to supporting them in any way that I can.”