Fundrais­ers con­quer the Cathe­dral

Midweek Visiter - - St Joseph’s Hospice -

TEN fundrais­ers have raised over £1,000 by ab­seil­ing 150ft down Liver­pool’s Angli­can Cathe­dral to show sup­port for St. Joseph’s Hospice in Thorn­ton.

The team in­cluded two mem­bers of staff from the hospice, in­clud­ing fundraiser, Laura Smith, and fam­ily sup­port worker, Barbara Deus.

The pair wanted to take on the chal­lenge in or­der to en­cour­age others to push them­selves in or­der to raise money for the char­ity.

Laura said: “St. Joseph’s Hospice is an amaz­ing lo­cal char­ity and events like this are a great op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal peo­ple to get in­volved and raise money for a very worth­while cause.

“This is the sec­ond year we have or­gan­ised an ab­seil down the cathe­dral and it’s an in­cred­i­ble experience. “The view is amaz­ing. “It re­ally pushed me out­side my com­fort zone but I just kept fo­cussed on all the pa­tients back at the hospice that I was do­ing it for as they face a chal­lenge on an en­tirely dif­fer­ent scale to this ev­ery sin­gle day.”

St. Joseph’s Hospice is the old­est and largest hospice on Mersey­side, pro­vid­ing spe­cial­ist end of life care for over 200 pa­tients ev­ery year.

We are a reg­is­tered char­ity and need to raise £8,750 ev­ery day to keep our ser­vices run­ning so your sup­port is vi­tal.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about sup­port­ing the hospice, please con­tact the fundrais­ing team on 0151 932 6044 or email

For up to date news and in­for­ma­tion, fol­low @JospiceUK on Twit­ter and Face­book.

Bar­bara and Laura in ab­seil­ing ac­tion at the Angli­can Cathe­dral

Laura Smith (in pur­ple train­ers) and Bar­bara Deus (in yel­low jacket) were among the fundrais­ers who took on the Cathe­dral chal­lenge

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