VIDEO: Abseil down St Wulfram’s to help save the spire

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Thrill-seeking fund-raisers who can raise significant sums to help repair St Wulfram’s spire are being sought.

The St Wulfram’s “Save Our Spire Appeal” has so far raised more than £100,000 from fund-raising efforts but more is needed if the target of £600,000 is to be reached by the time work starts next year.

Help save St Wulframs spire. 649C

Help save St Wulframs spire. 649C

Including grants from organisations such as the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has donated £272,000, around £400,000 has so far been put aside for the work.

However, it is hoped this year’s abseil down St Wulfram’s on September 7 will raise a hefty sum for the appeal.

Courtney Finn of St Wulfram’s PCC is helping to organise the event.

He said: “Our first abseil raised £20,000 and last year’s raised £10,000.

“If we get another £20,000 this time then that would break the back of the £100,000 we need to raise.”

If you would like to take part in the abseil or find out more information, e-mail Courtney at:

Whoever raises the most money will receive a magnum of champagne.

Not sure you can handle the heights? Take a look at our video filmed from St Wulfram’s spire.