Arighi team take leap of faith for char­ity

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A FEAR­LESS team of dare­dev­ils from fam­ily fur­ni­ture store Arighi Bianchi took a leap of faith to raise funds for char­ity.

Staff from the fa­mous fur­nish­ings shop took part in an ab­seil down Liver­pool’s Angli­can Cathe­dral, all in aid of the Stroke As­so­ci­a­tion.

The group of 15 staff from the store, based on The Silk Road in Mac­cles­field, de­scended a dra­matic 150ft freefall drop over the cathe­dral’s main en­trance.

And the squad of adren­a­line junkies, in­clud­ing brave sales as­sis­tants, car­pet fit­ters and dis­tri­bu­tion cen­tre staff, raised more than £2,000 from their feat.

Tracey Maxwell, sales as­sis­tant and char­ity co-or­di­na­tor at Arighi Bianchi, said: “This was an ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery­one in­volved – there were plenty of nerves once we started mak­ing our way along the roof, but then it be­came all about con­quer­ing the fear and do­ing our bit for a very wor­thy cause. We’ve had fan­tas­tic sup­port so far from our cus­tomers and sup­pli­ers.”

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