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.
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: email@example.com
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.