Go On - You Know You Want To
Saturday 18th May 2019
As part of our ongoing fundraising efforts for the church of St Lawrence, we will be holding an abseiling event. Guided by an experienced team of commercially-insured abseilers this is a chance for anyone to try abseiling down the church's 75 foot high tower. Regardless of previous experience, everyone is welcome to come and give it a try.
The day will run from 9-5. Participants will be scheduled into a fifteen-minute timeslot on the day and will be provided with all necessary safety equipment. There will be toilet facilities and refreshments available. We are hoping to have stalls offering fresh produce, plants, cakes, etc.
We have 30 abseiling descent slots available which will be allocated beforehand on a first come, first served basis. The event is open to anyone over 13 and there is no upper age limit. Previous events have seen an 89-year-old take part, can we top that?
Those wishing to take part MUST register their intention with Revd. Maureen, who will then provide you with a sponsorship form. Maureen can be contacted by phone, 01984 667472, on Facebook, by email, at the Rectory or on the Contacts Page. Once you have registered, if you wish to set up an online sponsorship page you could do so through sites such as My Donate or Just Giving
The suggested minimum amount of sponsorship each abseiler should raise is £30, but sponsorship above this amount would be gratefully received. Perhaps you could get people to sponsor you per foot for the 75 foot trip down the tower. If the thought of descending from a tower fills you with dread, then you can still join in the fundraising effort by being sponsored NOT to take part in the event. If you are a taxpayer, Gift Aiding your sponsorship increases the amount of money raised.
Our fundraising efforts are geared towards reordering the church of St Lawrence to make it more user-friendly and accessible to everyone within the community. With the funds from events like this, we can apply for matching funding to help realise the church’s plans. Your sponsorship will go a long way towards helping us develop the church and increase its use for the wider community.
We are already looking forward to 18th May being a fun day for everyone, participants and spectators alike. See you there, and for those abseiling, remember to take in the view and don’t look down!