Team’s big drop helps raise cash

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ASEFTON char­ity has been aim­ing high with its lat­est ma­jor fundrais­ing project.

A team of 11 brave vol­un­teers ab­seiled down the out­side of the main en­trance of Liver­pool Cathe­dral and raised more than £1,000 for Sefton 4 Good.

Team mem­bers who took on the 150-foot freefall drop in wet and windy con­di­tions in­cluded rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the vol­un­tary sec­tor (Sefton CVS), the public sec­tor (Sefton Coun­cil), the private sec­tor (sup­ply chain com­pany GEODIS) and mem­bers of the public.

Sefton 4 Good was es­tab­lished by Sefton CVS in 2013 to make it eas­ier for bor­ough res­i­dents and busi­nesses to sup­port lo­cal good causes by giv­ing their money, re­sources, time and skills.

Money raised is dis­trib­uted via a grant scheme which is par­tic­u­larly aimed at smaller or­gan­i­sa­tions, or col­lab­o­ra­tive projects that in­clude small groups.

Sefton 4 Good staff say they are de­lighted at the re­sponse to this high-level fundraiser so far, but stress that peo­ple can still do­nate to the char­ity ab­seil by vis­it­ing their web­site - www.sefton4­

Sefton 4 Good Co-or­di­na­tor, Mike Howlett, com­mented: “This event was a com­pletely new ven­ture for us, so we’re very pleased at how it went and that so many peo­ple sup­ported the team and helped us raise a very sig­nif­i­cant sum for our char­ity.

“We’re es­pe­cially grate­ful to the in­trepid vol­un­teers who ac­tu­ally com­pleted the ab­seil.

“This was al­ways go­ing to be a very daunt­ing chal­lenge for them, but it was made even more dif­fi­cult by the far from ideal con­di­tions on the day.

“All in all the ab­seil team was an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of peo­ple from dif­fer­ent sec­tions of the Sefton com­mu­nity com­ing to­gether to fundraise for lo­cal good causes, which sup­port some of the most vul­ner­a­ble res­i­dents in the bor­ough.”

Sefton Coun­cil’s Head of Com­mis­sion­ing Sup­port and Busi­ness In­tel­li­gence, Peter Moore on the ab­seil

In­trepid 11 – the Sefton 4 Good team who took part in the char­ity ab­seil and raised more than £1,000 for the char­ity

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