Team’s big drop helps raise cash
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.sefton4good.org.uk.
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