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Abseil down Preston’s highest office building for St Catherine’s Hospice

Posted on - 12th January, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
St Catherine’s Hospice is calling on supporters to take on a daring abseil challenge this year

Thrill-seekers and adventurists, or even people wanting to rase funds for a local cause, have the chance to take on an epic challenge.

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St Catherine’s Hospice 2019 abseil challenge invites you to reach new heights by abseiling 200ft down the side of Preston’s Guild Tower.

The event is taking place on Saturday 30 March and proceeds will go towards helping the charity continue its work, caring for local people with life-shortening illnesses.

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Emma Jacovelli, head of community engagement, said: “Our abseils are always really popular and lots of fun, with supporters testing their nerves and experiencing something new, all whilst raising vital funds for our important work.

“We’re excited to be hosting this year’s abseil at a brand new location; the Guild Tower is the highest office building in Preston, and promises unique views over the city as well as a rewarding experience for those taking part!

“We’re urging people to sign up now to challenge themselves in 2019, whilst raisingsponsorship to help fund our specialist palliative and end-of-life care for local people.

“As a local charity we depend on the generosity and efforts of our communities to raise £3.7m of our annual £5.4m running costs, as we work to help people affected by conditions like cancer, motor neurone disease and heart failure to have a good quality of life, right to the end of life.

“Make 2019 the year you do something amazing for yourself, and a much-loved cause.”

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Registration to take part in the abseil is £15 and the challenge is open to anyone aged 14 and over.

You can sign up by visiting the website here or by calling 01772 629171.

Have you been involved with any charities recently? Are you signing up? Let us know in the comments below

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