Volunteers needed for Halloween charity abseil

Volunteers needed for Halloween charity abseil
Volunteers needed for Halloween charity abseil

Volunteers needed for Halloween charity abseil

Caudwell Children, one of the UK’s leading children’s charities, is looking for adrenaline junkies to sign up for a Halloween fundraising abseil in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

The dizzying decent will take place on Saturday 26th October, 2019, at the distinctive YMCA building located on Harding Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3AE.

Kate McMahon, Events and Challenges Manager at Caudwell Children, says that charity abseils are becoming increasingly popular amongst fundraisers and says that it’s a good chance to overcome your phobia. As she explained: “If you’re scared of heights this is your chance to overcome your worst fear.

“Or if you simply love extreme challenges then this is an opportunity to do something thrilling and terrifying in equal measure.

“Either way the fact that people have promised to donate to you will help you make it over the ledge to begin your decent.

“It’s difficult to chicken out when you know that your daredevil actions will swell a charity’s coffers, and in this case it will help us to provide equipment, therapies and treatments to disabled children throughout Staffordshire.”  

One person who has completed a fundraising abseil on behalf of Caudwell Children is 30-year-old Vicky Glanville, from Weston Coyney, in Stoke. She abseiled 30 metres down the front of the distinctive YMCA building located on Harding Road, in Stoke-on-Trent, last year.

Vicky, an Events Assistant said it was a fantastic experience: “Abseiling down the YMCA was brilliant, if not a little scary! You’re supervised by experienced instructors for the entire duration of the event so I felt really safe. My friends were there, cheering me on, which meant so much.

“Caudwell Children provide the fundraising support for services that can’t be accessed through statutory measures so their work is vital for disabled children in this region. That’s why I felt compelled to fundraise for them.

“What’s also fantastic about fundraising for the charity is the knowledge that every single penny raised goes to the children that they support as all their administrative cost are covered by a generous benefactor.

”It was a hugely fulfilling experience, which has given me so much confidence, and I would recommend it to anyone. I feel I can do anything now!”

Kate says that the publics support will allow the charity to continue filling a real gap in provision. As she concluded: “Since 2000 Caudwell Children has supported over 45,000 disabled children and their families, and has provided over £43 million worth of services to children with 652 conditions.

”So I’d urge people to face their fears this Halloween and sign up now as places are limited.”

The registration fee for the event is £25 with a minimum fundraising target of just £75.

You can register here or you can ring the Events Team on: 01782 433750

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